Description: Trees can play an important role to mitigate climate change. Roadside plantation has also been one way to increase tree cover in a densely populated district where no natural woodland remains. Due to the river erosion people were migrated to other place few years back and recently came back to their old space as the lands rise. This communities are the most vulnerable due to its geographical location. Under the above-mentioned backdrop and part of two years campaign of “160 Million Tree Plantation”, SCI BD would like to initiate this project to support and develop capacity of the Char community of Dighirpar (bank of Padma river) in order to make them aware of importance of tree plantation and clean environment.
Type of Work: Cleaning community spaces including educational institution, Environment friendly tree plantation and earth work (Earth road repairing).
Study Theme: Discussion on Climate change and our role to make it friendly, visit local community to build social awareness.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at community house in Char (Island) in the bank of Padma river. They will share common bathroom and toilet. Volunteers will be given simple vegetarian/Non-vegetarian food, to cook and manage themselves. Overseas volunteer will be hosted by SCI BD before and after the camp.
Language: English should be spoken among participants. Local language is Bengali
Requirements: Volunteer will bring working shoes, hand gloves, sleeping bag, insect repellent, toiletries & good humor. The participation fee payable upon arrival will be 150 Euros covering foods, local transport, accommodation, administration cost, material for the camps and a T-shirt. All personal expenses are excluded
Notes: SCI Bangladesh as partner of Create a Climate for Peace Campaign of SCI International, SCI Bangladesh in collaboration with Green & Clean Movement set a GOAL: 2017 and launched a two years (2016-2017) country wide campaign titled “GO GREEN BREATH EASY” to Plant 160 Million trees (One person One Tree) to fight against climate change.
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