protect the ecosystem by developing long term livelihood programs for the local communities
Its a good thought for living believe me.
Domestic Animal: to provide students a classroom pet that responds to children. In the past a dwarf rabbit was our classroom pet for many years. Wildlife: Students create bird houses for observation. Hatch both praying mantis and butterflies. Students become aware of the interdependence of all life. Students plant and nurture various plants that support animal life.
Our group of friends (The friends of the Hudad) are aiming to raise $50,000. We have received several donations but still more needs to be done. We are organising a Benefit concert on August 23, with local Ethiopian musicians and artists, and our local primary school (Clifton Hill primary) and Melbourne Girls' College (MGC) are involved as well . Once we have the money needed, Selam's and my family and friends will go to Ethiopia to help the community build the school. For more information follow our journey on www.facebook.com/friendsofthehudad
WE WISH TO START ON JULY, NOW WE ARE READ ORGANIZING YOUTHS GROUPS WITH MORE THAN 300 YOUTHS, WE START BY PROVIDING EDUCATION
For this project to be successful I will advertise in my school and around the area where I live until I reach my target. I will then send these phones off to be recycled.
After studying about Mason Bees, we will make homes for them. They are "solitary" bees that don't live in community hives. They instead live in separate holes in a "condo" type structure. We drilled holes in sections of 4"X 4" wood and put a roof over the openings. The mason bee only travels 300 yards or so, so these homes will be placed at B-Street near to where the crops are grown. Mason Bees are very efficient pollinators! As Summer came to an end, we have noticed that Mason Bees have taken up residence in the homes we made! Success!
This year we have made 12 visits to B-Street, starting in the Fall with harvest and ending with our last meeting in June there. We have harvested crops, mulched fields, weeded, planted crops, built "willow houses", cooked in a cobb oven & on "rocket stoves", made "stone soup" for homeless women's shelter, built a butterfly / beneficial insect flower garden, made "mason bee" houses, studied pond life & cycles, and learned how to care for rabbits & bunnies. It has been wonderful to have a "place" to learn from and put our efforts toward making a difference. Our visits have been after-school events. As an added benefit, it has introduced Roots&Shoots families to this great community resource.
Using Roots & Shoots mapping framework, students identified that the school needed more green space. They used the mini-grant from Roots & Shoots and seeds from the Living Seed Company to build a container garden of tomatoes, peppers, scallions, broccoli, collard greens, and herbs. The garden was made from 20 ten-gallon buckets that were drilled into for aeration. The students and their teacher, Ms. Crupi also worked with Roots & Shoots' associated organization, NY Sun Works, to apply for a hydroponic system grant. In August, the Leaders for Sustainability club received $12,500 for the new hydroponic system.
Our project is based on environmental education involving a very green school in Cali with the program Roots & Shoots.