Green Arusha Society

School Environmental Development Project

This project has been operated since 2002 in 15 primary schools in Arusha, Arumeru, and Monduli districts of Arusha region in Northern Tanzania, whereas each district has 5 primary schools as pilot projects in the areas respectively. SEDP aims at raising awareness in the communities through school children on environmental conservation believing in capability of children to grasp and practice the knowledge and skills easily as well as spread the same through the communities.

The project involves various activities such as mobilization of an Environmental Club (Green Mazingira Club) in each school, inter-school exchange programme, inter-club competition, study visits, excursions, tree nursery operations, tree planting and caring, trainings/seminars to teachers in-charge of the clubs and environmental studies through video shows and in-class presentation to the students.

Tree nursery operation and tree seedling caring (drip irrigation).

Tree nursery operation and tree seedling caring (drip irrigation).

SEDP Objectives

i. CREATE awareness through education among the primary school children on environmental conservation and involve them in various activities related to environments and educational development.

ii. To IMPROVE the environments surrounding the target schools to minimize environmental pollution, wind destruction and soil erosion in school to bring back the conducive studying environments.