Chinthana Foundation; Ajjampura, Karnataka
Contact: Mr. G. Channappa
September 2018 – September 2021
Budget: Total, Rs.10,91,545; 2019, Rs.3,19,950
Chinthana foundation has continued work on the project Promotion of Eco-Friendly Schools and Environmental Education for Children in five village schools near Ajjampura. The program was implemented with the active participation of school teachers, villagers and children. This year, a total of 1525 coconut, teak, pongemia, neem, almond, guava, gooseberry and lemon seedlings were planted. Planting was preceded with proper soil and moisture conservation with water percolation pits for green manure, mulching with coconut husks, and application of manure. All the work was done by the children in each school under the supervision of their teachers with support from Chinthana Foundation.
In addition, with the help of Chinthana Foundation, the school children have raised kitchen garden units in three schools. The various vegetables like beans, chilly, spinach, tomato, okra, bitter gourd, ridge gourd and radish were grown and have been used in preparing mid-day meals. Use of these vegetables has saved the schools about Rs. 250 to 300 every month.