MELCA-Ethiopia Conduct three Round SEGNI Forest Experience in Bale Zone Aloshe Batu Forest
SEGNI (Social Empowerment through Group Nature Interaction) is one of MELCA-Ethiopia program under Children and youth empowerment program. This program aims to create eco advocate children and youth through transferring traditional ecological knowledge and cultural practices by linking this generation and elders.
With the standing to motivate the young generation for natural resource conservation and to respect cultural heritages, with the project entitled “Building the Resilience of Bale Community for ecosystem rehabilitation and improving livelihoods” and financial support obtained from Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) MELCA-Ethiopia conduct three round SEGNI Forest Experience from 5-17 November 2021 in Bale Zone Aloshe Batu Forest.
Bale community elders who are working with MELCA-Ethiopia during the five days forest experiences for the three round participant students showing the medicinal plants, telling a stories related with nature and culture, teaching traditional ecological knowledge’s and facilitating the rest forest activities.
From nine schools at Bale Zone Dinsho, Goba, Robe and Sinana Woredas school’s 120 students and nine teachers are participated at the event and from over all the participants forty six’s are female and the rest seventy four are male. In the program different MELCA-Ethiopia stakeholders from Bale Zone Dinsho, Goba, Robe and Sinana Woredas education office, culture and truism office, Meda Welabu University and other partners.
The students came from Bale Zone Dinsho, Goba and Sinana Woredas primary and secondary schools SEGNI club. And the student says about their forest experience during the last five days was wonderful and they get a lot of things about their culture, traditional ecological knowledge, medicinal plants and so on.