“One Student, One Plant Campaign” UWS Nepal
United World Schools Nepal successfully organized its “One Student, One Plant Campaign” to mark the World Environment Day 2022 on June 5. Every student of UWS Nepal schools was involved in the Campaign for collective and transformative action to protect our environment. Along with this, parents, local ward representatives and teachers also participated in the campaign.
A total of 6,000 plants were planted in the UWS Schools by 6,000 students of the 51 UWS Schools in Sankhuwasabha, Gulmi, and Taplejung districts. The plants that have been planted include bay leaf, Rudraksha, various kinds of herbal plants, seasonal flowers, and local fruits such as mango, guava, orange and lychee among others.
“Change starts with one action from one individual leading to one big change - mitigating climate change and its effects on our planet and our communities. Our “One Student, One Plant campaign” is the road to that action,” said Surya Karki, UWS Nepal Co-founder and Country Director.
In addition to the plantation program, the students conducted rallies and demonstrations using advocacy materials they created such as posters, slogan boards, and art and craft materials related to environmental conservation. This campaign was organized to raise environmental awareness and inform students of its value in our daily life, said Ashis Adhikary, UWS Nepal Education Coordinator.
Khadga Bahadur Darji, Head Teacher of UWS Aahale situated in Madi Municipality, Sankhuwasabha, expressed his hope that the campaign is a step closer to protecting the environment and adding greenery to it. He further thanked UWS Nepal for organizing such an event and encouraging the children, parents, teachers and local representatives to be responsible towards saving the environment.
Speaking about the campaign, parent and School Management Committee member Dhan Bahadur Karki of UWS Hedangnagadhi situated in Makalu Rural Municipality said that such a campaign would help raise awareness in the parents, teachers, students and community to conserve the environment.
Let us take this moment to appreciate the hard work and efforts of the entire UWS Nepal team, parents, students, local representatives and the communities in making this campaign a huge success and raising awareness towards our responsibility for protecting the environment.