The Philippines: new forest on clear cut land
HAND IN HAND-FUND Overview
Exemplary Projects in Details
New Forest, Philippines
Hekima, a Success Story
A School for the Future of Africa
Set up of an aqua ponic plant serving as a model for further plants of the region
Amount 2012: 5,000 EUR
Handicapped persons do not have many opportunities for education and work in the Philippines. The Foundation for TheseAbled Inc. (FTI) came up with the idea for the reforestation project together with the German organization Life-Giving- Forest e.V. Support came from the Hand in Hand-Fund.
The cooperative’s forest on Mandanao is expected to produce its first harvest of timber in about ten years. Their own carpenter’s workshop plans to produce, among other things, chairs for schools. However it will still take quite some time before the new mixed forest is able to provide the ecosystem with the new start. Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the country in late 2013, left much damage in its wake. Thanks to the help of FTI members, the carpenters were able to rebuild the cooperative’s wooden houses.