Where is OISCA - Philippines - Children`s Forest Program in Abra, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte 


Children`s Forest Program in Abra, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte


Year Started 1993
Name of Coordinator Mr. Delfin Tesoro 
  • Annual tree planting of local species of trees like narra and fruit bearing trees like mango. 
  • Planting of mangrove propagules along the coastal area of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.
  • Educating the school children of the importance of proper waste management emphasizing the 3 R`s (reduce, reuse and recycle).
  • Producing vermicompost through cultured earthworms involving the school children. 
  • The harvested compost is applied to the school gardens and planted trees under the CFP.
  • The CFP students are collecting plastic bottles and tin cans which are brought in recycling centers in exchange for money. This supports the clean and green campaign of the school and help in raising funds for the school`s educational activities.  
  • Seminar/workshops build individual characters, confidence, and skills through a wide range of sports, worship, and cultural activities. 
  • Nature camp or Summer Eco-Camp. 
  • Fieldtrip to give participants multiple opportunities to learn in place-based learning and to interact outside thus enhancing their social bond. 
  • Greenwave campaign as program for conservation or biodiversity. 
Project Impact
  • Established mini-forest within the community and school vicinity serves as playground of the school children and protection against disasters like typhoons.
  • Increase of awareness on environmental conservation  and protection among the school children and residents of the communities.
  • Increase in school active participation for summer eco-camp and Greenwave Campaign. 
  • Children participating in summer camps develop personal growth in a highly supportive environment, where student carry out their daily tasks without the protection or help of their families. 
Number of Schools  145 schools