NPP launches Karesa Bari Nepal (School Garden Nepal)

  September 28 2017

Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) through its education program Nepal Prakriti Pathshala (NPP) in collaboration with Danish Forestry Extension (DFE) has launched its School Garden Program called “Karesa Bari Nepal” in 7 Eco-Smart Circle Member schools of Kathmandu. This program is a joint initiative of Nepal Prakriti Pathshala and Haver Til Maver (HtM), Denmark. It aims at Eco-literacy, livelihood, better eating, nutrition education and life skills, it prioritizes experiential education, integrates several subject areas and extends its influence to the whole school, the family and the community. Karesa Bari Program will be training the schools to use the schoolyard as a classroom, reconnect students with the natural world and the true source of their food, and teach them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility. In September 2017, a Team from NPP led by Ms. Sanjeevani Yonzon went to Denmark to learn about School Gardens in Denmark and start the design of School Gradens in Nepal. A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between WCN, DFE and HtM at HtM Head Office.