Saplings for the future

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The Problem

This goal of this project is to break the cycle of deforestation and renew lands that have previously been affected through reforestation. Bole Community School students noticed the lack of understanding in their community about the dangers of deforestation. After learning about them in their biology class, they wanted to do something about it. As part of a summer program hosted at their school, the students started their own Roots & Shoots group and took on this project as their first in hopes of making their community beautiful and "green" again.

Our Plan

Starting off, the students will work in teams to highlight the issue of deforestation and specific effects on local communities--especially farmers, students, and the environment. Then, after drafting papers, they will make presentations among their peers and finally to their community. They will then plan a day of community gathering where they will make their presentations to community leaders and their families and plant tree saplings around their targeted area of their school and a local forest.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Indigenous Rights

The Benefit

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