Pilot Forest School Project – Nature Connection for Underprivileged Children

start-up, education and learning, children and youth, Impact Incubator

Providing a forest school programme for Primary 3 to 6 students from low-income families

 

 

Children in Hong Kong, especially those from underprivileged groups, seldom get in touch with nature. By localising an overseas forest school learning model, the venture targets to improve the mental wellbeing of primary-school-age children from low-income families and to help them develop strong and positive connections with other people and the natural world.

The venture targets to recruit 150 Primary 3 to 6 students from low-income families via three partner schools. A six-week programme will be provided. One full-day workshop will be held every week with different themes, including forest hiking, exploration and observation of animals and plants, wood recycling and sustainable lifestyle. The proposed activities will be conducted mainly at the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden – a nature reserve of 146 hectares. Two Education Officers, who are experienced educationalists and “Level 3 Forest School Leaders”, will lead the programme and facilitate the workshops.

Name of Organisation

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Corporation

Approved Funding Amount

HK$205,500

Funding Period (Status)

2 years (Active)

Expected Impact

Provide a six-week forest school programme to 150 Primary 3 to 6 students from low-income families

Milestones/Progress

(To be updated when available)

Website

www.kfbg.org