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Social Contribution: Tree Planting

Panyaden Social Contribution Day: Year 2 & 5 Tree Planting
Panyaden Social Contribution Day

Year 2 and Year 5 Tree Planting

Panyaden’s Social Contribution Day is a time set aside each year to get our children involved in the community through various worthwhile activities. Our Year 2 and 5 students do their bit for conservation by planting tree saplings at Pur Farm to help rebuild and preserve our natural environment. Pur Farm is a village-based project that aims to reforest land in Mae Taeng (a district in Chiang Mai Province) that has been stripped of trees, and to help restore the local ecosystem.

Visit Panyaden’s Year-2 & 5 Social Contribution image gallery for more photos of this activity. Stay tuned here for upcoming photos and stories of the students’ social contribution activities this week!

Panyaden Green Contribution Day (Year 2 & 5)

Panyaden International School Year 2 and 5 students visit Pur Farm to plant trees

Doing our bit for conservation! Year 2 and Year 5 plant trees at Pur Farm to help rebuild and preserve our precious natural environment. Students were also able to see the trees they themselves planted 3 years ago. Pur Farm is a local, village-based project that aims to reforest land in Mae Taeng that was stripped of trees, upsetting the local ecosystem.

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Lots more photos here on the blog.

Planting Trees

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DSC_0115 Uncle Kam with Panyaden students, Chiang Mai

A few years ago all the trees had been cut down around here. There was no water, nothing. I had such a heavy heart.” explained 70-something villager, Loong (Uncle) Kam. ”Now we have replanted trees and plants, we have running water and the whole area is being transformed.” Uncle Kam lives in a wood and bamboo house he and his wife built themselves in the middle of the forest, a good few miles from the nearest village. With no electricity, no TV, no car, they live entirely on the food they grow themselves around their house. They are delighted to share what they have with our students who are visiting this re-forestation area north of Chiang Mai. We gratefully eat up the delicious banana, rice and coconut snacks (khao tom mad). Uncle Kam is clearly overjoyed to see the children share his food under the cool shade of his house.

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DSC_0029 Tree planted by Panyaden School Chiang Mai to help reforestation effortsWe have come to the Pur Farm project near Mae Taeng to show our P1 and P2 students the impact of deforestation and how we can rebuild and preserve our precious natural environment. Twenty years ago, there were no trees in this area. Now, there are between 30,000 and 40,000 healthy trees and the villagers now have a cool place to relax as well as better access to clean water. Our students try everything from preparing the soil to planting both seeds and seedlings. We then visit the re-forested area where Uncle Kam lives and here we see from his simple life style and pure generosity what is really important in life. A great reminder of the Wise Habit caga: that true wealth is measured by the extent of one’s ability to share whatever we have.

Thank you to Uncle Kam, the villagers and Khun Dao and the Pur Farm project for teaching us so much!

 

Photos of the field trip are on the blog and on our Facebook page: