|Just as children start their education in nursery schools, so too do many trees begin to grow from seed and sapling in a nursery environment.|
A valuable and beneficial link between tree nurseries and schools is being forged by Self Help in Uganda, where new links are being forged between tree production and local school institutions.
The introduction of measures to address the rapid depletion of Uganda’s woodlands is high on the agenda for Self Help’s country operations, and the project sees the developing of tree nurseries within the school environment as a sustainable and effective way to establish the initiative.
Establishing tree seedling nurseries in local schools has a multiple benefit - as it provides a central location where seedlings can be reared, promotes the initiative amongst students and their parents, and also raises awareness amongst future generations of the importance of natural resource management.
School teachers are provided with training in nursery management, and are encouraged to educate and train the children in growing methods, and in the huge importance of natural resource management.
Self Help Africa in Uganda
|Self Help Africa began working in Uganda in the late 1990's, initially on a three year pilot project in Asamuk, and latterly with area based projects in Amuria and Kamuli.|
A number of new area based projects have been started by the organisation in the country in recent times.