MELCA-Ethiopia Conduct three Round SEGNI Forest Experience in Bale Zone Aloshe Batu Forest

Elders giving instruction to the participants in the forest during a SEGNI program
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.
SEGNI program participants in a forest activity
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.
Participants trekking in the forest and Bale community elders showing medicinal plants and telling stories to the participants
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.
SEGNI forest experience participants at their camp
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.

Giving certificate for the participants
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.

MELCA-Ethiopia Beekeeping Support

MELCA-Ethiopia Beekeeping Support Adaba district is located in West Arsi zone of Oromia national regional state, and adjacent to Bale Mountains National Park. MELCA-Ethiopia implemented the “Sustainable improvement of the living conditions of small scale famer families in Ethiopia.” project starting from 01-12-2017. Adaba project Project funded by Karl Kubel Stiftung Foundation (KKS). Youth Musa

Harun, Girma, Nigeta and Their friends Fuel Saving Stove Producer Association

MELCA-Ethiopia is currently undertaking different programs in the Bale zone including Environmental Governance and Eco-friendly Livelihoods Improvement, with the financial support obtained from Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), MELCA-Ethiopia implementing “Building the Resilience of Bale Community for ecosystem rehabilitation and improving livelihoods”. One case story related with the Environmental Governance and Eco-friendly Livelihoods Improvement

Dinsho Primary and Secondary School SEGNI Club Students

Dinsho Primary and Secondary School SEGNI Club Students MELCA-Ethiopia is currently undertaking different programs in the Bale zone including Environmental Education (SEGNI), which mainly involves school children, with the financial support obtained from Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), MELCA-Ethiopia implementing "Building the Resilience of Bale Community for ecosystem rehabilitation and improving livelihoods". Two case