RESULTS OF THE REFORESTATION PROJECT IN KENYA SO FAR

WorldLife is satisfied with the results of the indigenous reforestation project in Kenya up till now. Since the kick off in November 2011 children of primary schools planted over more than 45.000 indigenous trees in an arid area in the Southern part of Kenya. Due to the waterboxx, an unique tool WorldLife works with, seedlings are able to grow without irrigation in semi arid and arid area’s.

Through this planting the ground water rises and lower vegetation such as grass, bushes, flowers, etc.. returned The locals are able to hold cattle again and have become self-reliant. By the grow of lower vegetation the biodiversity returned – bees, butterflies, ants, etc. – . The soil has become fertile again and after 3 years the first zebra’s,antiloppes, apes and giraffes visited their restored habitat again.

Together with primary schools buffer zones have been created for planting vegetables, fruits and herbs, which attracks more biodiversity. This effect on a damaged Eco-system is large. A green and fertile area has been returned. The restoration of this area shows her miraculous power to which the eco-system is capable thanks to the respect of humans.

The children of 10 primary schools received special developed Nature Education. Theoretical- and practical edcuation. The theoretical education teaches; 1. The values of nature 2. The relation between our existence and nature 3. How to restore nature with a minimum of tools 4. How to benefit from nature by sustainable restoration. The practical education teaches, 1. How to use the waterboxx 2. How to create indigenous nurseries 3. How to plant and harvest food crops.

Knowledge transfer took place through this form of theoretical and practical education. The locals are benefiting from restored nature. They harvest food crops, make honey, have milk and meat and sell it to the local communities. A sustainable micro economy has been manifested. Communities spread over Kenya are visiting the project. They are interested in how to achieve a self-reliant society.