Plant a Tree, Fund a Dream
To see what has been happening with this project in 2012, click here.
Our project bases span tropical rainforests on three continents- Asia (Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Malaysia), Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone) and South/ Central America (Honduras, Bolivia and Brazil). We have the possibility of forest rejuvenation projects in all of these countries. Our tree planting programme works in conjunction with children in the communities in which we work. They plant seeds in nurseries we help to establish and then look after the saplings as they grow. As long as they keep at least 100 saplings on the go we will pay the cost of their education. As the saplings get strong enough we transplant them and the children replace them with more seeds. If they manage to grow 1000 trees whilst growing up then we will fund their university education. Trees can be used for the replenishment of jungle habitats, fruit production, products and fast growing 'firewood' trees.
In conjunction with this programme we run rainforest educational workshops in schools and we promote the sale of flower seeds where the plants originate in these forest habitats, so completing the circle.
What we can do
We can where there is no school, as with a number of our communities, build and resource one.
We can run educational programmes especially designed for children, be it language training, IT skills, the arts, music, sports and more. Each workshop allows for the possibility of a young life being inspired to dream and to follow that dream, and we will be on hand to help nurture and grow it.
We can, for Pounds/ Euro 1000, plant 10,000 trees and at the same time fund 100 children through 10 years of their education! 10,000 trees is several hectares of forest, visible from space- we can name it in the name of the sponsor!