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Tree Planting In Kenyan Schools


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A presentation made to the Narok North and South Districts Head teahcers during a training Workshop on Energy Saving Insitutional Stoves organized by the World Food Programme

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Tree Planting In Kenyan Schools

  1. 1. Tree Planting in Kenyan Primary Schools Grace Mwaura & Tom Vandenbosch
  2. 2. People and land use Agriculture Livestock Forest People
  3. 3. More people… same land Agriculture Livestock Forest People
  4. 4. Resulting Problems
  5. 5. Is Tree planting the solution?
  6. 6. Tangible Tree benefits • Food and nutritional security e.g. fruits, school gardens, milk. • Soil fertility restoration and erosion control (water and wind) • Production of firewood and other timber products for schools • Poverty alleviation through cash generation e.g. honey, timber products, resins, tree seedlings, wax etc. • Fodder for animals • Health-Medicines • Biodiversity conservation
  7. 7. Windbreaks Fodder for animals Medicine
  8. 8. Trees for Learning Tree planting in schools contributes to: • Facilitating the integration of agroforestry and natural resources management into primary education; • Helps to improve the quality and relevance of education by putting the local context at the centre of teaching and learning; • Children acquire useful knowledge and skills related to agroforestry and natural resources management; and • School- Community Linkages.
  9. 9. Schools as multi- functiona l learning centres
  10. 10. Experiential learning
  11. 11. Using a tree in Mathematics
  12. 12. Science: parts of a flower
  13. 13. Fuel Efficient Stoves and tree planting • Consumption rate of fire wood in schools is high; • Forest degradation; • Health issues- respiratory illnesses • Other impacts:- Climate change, Child labor & Gender ------------------------------------- • Cost of improved fuel saving institutional stoves
  14. 14. Success Stories from Mount Kenya Youth Initiative for Ecosystem Restoration Farmers of the Future 22 schools Kirinyaga, Nyeri Windbreaks Gardens for Life 20 schools Nyandarua, Laikipia Tree is Life 40 schools Nyandarua, Laikipia Lake Victoria Agroforestry and Environmental Education Network 30 schools Bondo, Kisumu, Siaya, Vihiga Eco-Schools 12 schools Kisumu, Migori, Nyando, Siaya KEFRI 25 schools Makueni, Kajiado
  15. 15. Success stories from Healthy Learning Programme Primary Boys Boarding-Kajiado • 12 lorries – Ksh 72, 000 per term ( I lorry = Ksh 6,000) before installation of stoves • 6 lorries – Ksh 36, 000 per term after installation of stoves • The school is also planting a woodlot within the compound.
  16. 16. School Woodlot at Nturumeti Primary School-Narok North District • 100 trees planted in 2009 all survived • 60 more trees planted in 2010, all surviving • Fruit trees- Mangoes, water melons, and school garden
  17. 17. Tree Planting in Machakos & Kathiani Districts Kathiani primary Katelembo primary
  18. 18. THANK YOU