Education
 Nepal
Project #12888

Herbal Garden Education for Students In Nepal

by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
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Summary

This program will educate and excite students about various herbal plants indigenous to Nepal. Through hands-on activities and education, students will be to get an education about the medicinal values and purpose of herbal plants planted in their school. Additionally, information on bamboo will be disseminated and bamboo plantation done (after the Nepal earthquake of April 25, importance of bamboo has increased, as it has been widely used for temporary shelter/classroom construction).
$50,000
total goal
$49,674
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Many in Nepal, especially children, are increasingly being alienated from traditional herbal knowledge due to increasing globalization. These herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. The worry is that if children do not develop an appreciation of these herbs/bamboo then there will be little effort to conserve them.

Solution

The "Promoting Herbal Gardens in Schools" program allows children to experience firsthand the process of planting and tending a garden. They will learn about a variety of herbal/medicinal plants/bamboo and their traditional uses.

Long-Term Impact

The project will give students a solid foundation of herbal and medicinal plants indigenous to Nepal. Schools will be able to replicate gardens in new schools, thus increasing the number of children exposed to these herbs. Students can use what they learn and teach family and friends about the importance of these plants.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ecca.org.np
ECCA website
ECCA blog page
ECCA videos
ECCA facebook page

Organization Information

Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness

Location: Lalitpur, Bagmati - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​www.ecca.org.np
Project Leader:
Prachet Kumar Shrestha
Team Leader
Lalitpur, Bagmati Nepal

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