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  1. 1. Fertile Ground: East/West Sustainability Network
  2. 2. ORGANIC FARMING IN ASSAM
  3. 3. SPRAYING PESTICIDES ON TEA
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  5. 5. Kids to Kids Project 4 Kids M
  6. 7. WHY do they need help? The people in the villages don’t have a lot of money to build schools Some of the schools don’t have desks or blackboards, and the kids’ families can’t afford to buy school supplies O
  7. 8. How did we raise money? P
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  11. 18. This is Pompy….
  12. 20. <ul><li>People who used to live in villages on the shores of the Brahmaputra River had relocate to the Sadiya area because floods destroyed their homes and their land </li></ul>
  13. 21. Burma China (formerly Tibet) SADIYA INDIA <ul><li>most eastern corner of Assam </li></ul><ul><li>foothills of the Himalayan mountains </li></ul><ul><li>no road access </li></ul>
  14. 23. <ul><li>Chutia </li></ul><ul><li>Bodo </li></ul><ul><li>Ahom </li></ul><ul><li>NepalI </li></ul>1. Number of villages: - 28 2. Number of families:- 1493 3. Number of population: - 8347
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  16. 29. <ul><li>a new project this year </li></ul><ul><li>to develop Community Gardens at Village Schools </li></ul><ul><li>– a place where children and families living in Sadiya can learn about how to improve the soil and grow healthy food </li></ul>GARDEN
  17. 30. PROJECT GOALS <ul><li>Ensure villagers have the knowledge necessary to </li></ul><ul><li>meet the basic nutritional needs of their families by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>caring for the soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>growing vegetables organically </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educate families about health and environmental risks associated with pesticide use </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the means to cultivate and sell agricultural crops as a potential source of income </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure families have the information they need to avoid taking on debt and loans that they can’t manage </li></ul>
  18. 31. NEADS Strathcona Sunrise
  19. 32. <ul><li>There’ll be a school lunch program using vegetables grown in the gardens so kids from poor families have enough food to eat </li></ul>
  20. 34. <ul><li>The work is going to be done by volunteers from Canada and people from the village. Everyone will feel this is THEIR project if they are involved in creating it. </li></ul>PLAYGROUND CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
  21. 35. Some kids from the Comox Valley are going to raise money for more art supplies, books, posters and things that make learning FUN.
  22. 36. But what about the playground at the school?
  23. 38. <ul><li>We can use local materials like bamboo and also recycled materials like rubber tires </li></ul>
  24. 39. <ul><li>a metal teeter-totter will cost $95 </li></ul><ul><li>a metal swing set will cost $125 </li></ul><ul><li>to transport it by ferry will cost </li></ul>

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