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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Maseru (Lesotho), 26 July 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A real highlight of our trip was the Academy in Maseru. With just 40,000 inhabitants this is probably one of the smallest capitals in any country. Lesotho is one of the so called “Less economically developed countries (LECD-Countries)”, meaning that it is one of the poorest countries in the world....

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Valley of Thousand Hills (South Africa), 24 July 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

In the remote hills around one hour from Durban in the Indigo Skate Camp, we enjoyed one of the coolest Academies so far. In a traditional roundhouse, Flurina and I explained why we came to Africa. The presentations given by the working groups were presented by the skaters in the skate pool and prod...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Durban (South Africa), 23 July 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Today we were back at the Natural Science Museum in Durban. Children from seven different schools came together there. Some of the groups made spontaneous performances (VIDEO), which contributed to improving the already positive atmosphere. In the course of their presentation of the “worldcafe” resu...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Durban (South Africa), 22 July 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Today at 9 o’clock, Franziska started a 9-hour Academy with 149 children from 34 schools in Phoenix / Durban ! Following a presentation about the climate crisis, climate justice and Plant-for-the-Planet we watched the film “The Man who planted trees”, and then planted 4 symbolic trees together. A m...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Phoenix (South Africa), 21 July 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Venue: Phoenix Education Centre, Durban Adress: 3 Spire Street, Stonebridge, Phoenix 100 children age 13-15 Schedule: Welcome and greetings (9:00)Competition briefingPresentation by Shraddha Rajcoomar- The Right Climate For Change                        Grade 10 learnerAddress by guest speaker (...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Akademie Phoenix (Südafrika), 21. Juli 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Venue: Phoenix Education Centre, Durban Adress: 3 Spire Street, Stonebridge, Phoenix 100 children age 13-15 Schedule: Welcome and greetings (9:00)Competition briefingPresentation by Shraddha Rajcoomar- The Right Climate For Change                        Grade 10 learnerAddress by guest speaker (...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Durban (South Africa), 21 July 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Location: Durban Natural Science Museum Research Centre Adress: 151 K.E Masinga Road, Durban   Contact: Zoe Nhleko, 078 679 3318078 679 3318  (m), 031 322 4211 (landline) Second contact: Busi Gumede, 071 724 8934071 724 8934    Starting time: 9:00 Ending time: 13:00   Tentative Schedule: ...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Soweto (South Africa), 20 July 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Our travel diary: http://blog.plant-for-the-planet.org/

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Johannesburg (South Africa), 20 July 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

When Felix invited the children at the Private School in Johannesburg onto the stage, once again they were all very quick and excited to go to the front. The Grade 7 students at the German school in Johannesburg are already in the process of independently establishing their own clubs. On our last...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Pretoria (South Africa), 19 July 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Sunnyside Primary School in Pretoria really made the sun shine today. After the introductory presentation by Felix, the 40 best students got together in four working groups to develop the future Plant-for-the-Planet Club “Sunnyside”. After a lively discussion the 40 students (grades 4 to 7) pres...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Soweto (South Africa), 19 July 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The hardest Academy so far was the one in the YMCA in Soweto.  The children were just as interested as they had been in the other places we had visited, however we had only planned for a maximum of 100-150 children. When 500 children turned up for the Academy we unfortunately had to disappoint many...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Witbank (South Africa), 18 July 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Date: Monday, 18th July Location: Witbank Youth Centre - Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Witbank Youth Centre - Emalahleni, Mpumalanga Adress: 6678 Mathew Phosa Drive Kwa-Guqa 1039   Contact: Lovelife Mpumalanga - Fofo Kobo, Cell phone: 082 792 1306, Landline phone: 013 656 5427 Second contact: Yvo...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Nairobi (Kenia), 16 July 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Although Nehemia had already explained to Gregor that Kayole Soweto is one of the worst slums in Nairobi, we were all shocked when we finally arrived in the Kwawatoto Centre. All over the street – dusty and bumpy field roads – there was plastic garbage and wastewater. Upon seeing these harsh living...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Nyeri (Kenia), 14 July 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our Academy yesterday in Nyeri  was opened by the famous music called  “Kontbiro” (soundtrack to the Hollywood movie “The constant gardener”) of Ayub Oganda. 450 enthusiastic children from 17 different schools came to the church to listen to Felix´ speech and to take campaign photos with regional po...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Arusha (Tanzania), 06 July 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Today we had a fantastic academy with 450 new Climate Justice Ambassadors, from 6 different schools and one Soccer Team. We have seen some very competent new students that will be able to make a great impact and manage to plant one million trees in Tanzania with many other children. When Felix asked...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), 04 July 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Today we arrived in Dar es Salaam, where Journalists were already waiting for jus at the airport. From there we went straight to a big school, where 250 children from 5 different schools (Mkunazini, Darajani, Kisiwandui, Jangombe, Migombani) were already waiting for us. Everyone was very friendly an...

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Plant-for-the-Planet Academy Zanzibar (Tanzania), 04 July 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Today the journey started very early, as my father set the alarm clock wrongly. This means we had to get up at 3:30 AM. One and a half hour later our Bus started towards the Harbour. The trip on the ferry took about 2 hours and just before we arrived, we could see the old Buildings from Zanzibar of...

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