LATEST NEWS ON THE WATERBOXX PROJECT

WorldLife commenced this project with the cooperation of 10 schools. 2000 children and 40 teachers are actively involved in the project. 12 different species of indigenous trees have been planted by means of the Waterboxx. 85% of all the planted indigenous trees are in top condition which is exceptional because of the weather conditions – climate change – . The Waterboxx have been re-used several times per year. Just 8 of the 1000 Waterboxxes were damaged by the wildlife. Apes were searching for water, they smell the water in the dry period, and tried to remove the cover of the Waterboxxes.

By planting the indigenous trees we see a strong improvement of the soil quality. Around the trees lower vegetation and biodiversity has been returned. It’s remarkable in such a short time the improvement of the soil is clearly visible. Ndabibi primary school has made bees greenhouses in order to stimulate the growth of bees. 

The children had to set up indigenous tree nurseries. In this way the schools are self reliant in the provision of indigenous seedlings. The coming year the schools have to plant 1000 trees per 3 months. The teachers and project associates meet each other 2 times per year to discuss the progression of the project. They share obstacles and they find solutions together. They create their own reforestation platform and they are the co-owners of the project.

Recapitulatory, the impact of the Waterboxx project with the schools till now is: restored indigenous nature in semi arid areas, improvement of the local habitat by recovery of nature, returning of biodiversity and vegetation, improvement of the soil, the new generation involved in nature restoration which led to enthusiastic commitment, social enterprise and reforestation platform, co-ownership and social cohesy.