Sustainable Environments

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Sustainable environments

Schoolyard Green Spaces

At each school, we plant a green space in which the students are required to steward. Our experience has shown that school gardens and natural landscaping helps the students learn patience, cooperation, teamwork and social skills. Students become more fit and healthy as they spend more time active in the outdoors. Graffiti and vandalism also decrease because the students feel a sense of ownership over the space. 

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Sustainable environments

Fruit Tree Planting

In cooperation with local governments, we have planted thousands of fruit trees. Local families benefit from the fruit harvests, both for personal consumption and from the ability to preserve and sell fruits to passing tourists. Fruit tree stewardship also teaches children and adults to be conscious of the environment and to not take water usage for granted.

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Our Child-Centered Approach

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