Working with the local NGO Envirocare, me and six other volunteers from Edinburgh Global Partnerships went to 21 Schools in Songwe region in southwestern Tanzania to teach about the environment and establish tree nurseries.
School garden at Oswe Boys Secondary School
We taught at both primary and secondary schools. At primary schools we needed the help of a translater because the children did not know English yet.
Me and other volunteers teaching about the importance of trees, deforestation, climate change, and agroforestry.
Students taking notes during our lessons
A student watering a previously established tree nursery
We mainly planted bare roots nurseries…
… which is cheaper than Polythene nurseries
Chris from Envirocare explaining how to establish and care for a tree nursery
Me preparing the soil for planting a tree nursery
EGP volunteers and Envirocare members after completion of the project