On the 11th November 2018 we then handed over 200 Durian Trees to the Puka Wittayakom school. These trees served multiple purposes including being an example of tree planting for the children, teach them how to take care of Durian trees for potential future occupation and bing part of the larger movement to reduce de-forestation to plant corn.
The school has 273 children. 2 kindergarten children will together take care one tree while grade 1 – grade 9 students will take care one tree each during the time they study at the school. All of the students are from the Lua ethic tribe from the area.
The school also has multiple vocational projects as part of the curriculum including processing of vegetables and fruits to add value to local agricultural products.