With objective to make younger generations aware and accustomed with various Nature Protection Habits and Conventional Cultivation methods our organization Sabuj Sangha endeavored an Unique Programme since January, 2018 namely ‘Fruitful Schooling’ at different Schools of vulnerable coastal and riverine blocks Sagar and Mathurapur II of South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, India.
Stitching Aid Eindhoven, Netherlands have been a consistent Partner and source of encouragement for Sabuj Sangha in their journey of struggles to address the social issues of discrimination and deprivation. The ‘Fruitful Schooling’ is such an endeavor together.
‘Fruitful Schooling’ is a five star ‘School Gardening’ Project within the school campus of identified village areas of Sunderbans involving the Five Pillars – (i) STUDENTS, (ii) PARENTS, (iii) SCHOOL MANAGEMNENT, (iv) HEAD TEACHERS and (v) COMMUNITY.
It is a brilliant way to use the schoolyard as a classroom, linking students with the natural world they live in, teach them the value of gardening and agriculture concepts by integrating routine curriculum subjects – Mathematics, Art, Health & Hygiene, Other social studies etc.) and develop the students’ skills. It is also targeted to attain the objectives of nurturing personal growth of students with observant awareness and responsibility towards the society. The produced raw vegetables and flowers with their own initiatives is a source of Joy for all the students
Aims of the Project are
– Appreciate the value of team work, Cooperation in team and beyond;
– To be Responsible;
– Grow self-esteem and confidence.
Mission: To help those who are not able to help themselves, not by feeding them a fish, but by providing them tools and skills to fish.
Project Focus: Increasing quality of education for the school children.
Broader Goal: Structurally improve the living condition of the school children of remote Sunderbans by empowering them with knowledge and skills.
Project Location: The Fruitful Schooling Programme is spread over in 5 (Five) identified schools spread at 5 (Five) different villages in 5 (Five) Gram Panchayat areas under Mathurapur II & Sagar administrative blocks respectively both in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.
The aftermath post the Amphan cyclone had been largely devastating. It was strongly felt that the mangroves of the Sunderbans which have been the natural barriers to withstand the climatic disasters need to be rejuvenated and planted. They would help in protecting the river embankments and address the problems of flooding due to cyclones inside the villages. Hence, to realise this aim, extinct varieties of mangroves were planted along the road. The community people were engaged to plant varieties no. of saplings. Some rare species of plants were also planted with assurance of maintenance by the local people in the community. This not only encouraged afforestation and protection of our environment but also instilled the interest the beautification among the local villagers thereby creating ownership among them.