Workshop and planting tree in Tahzib girl primary school
As I wrote before last week in Iran has named for environment and planting trees and there is a national day for tree planting in our calendar. So by all help from Marzieh and university I had 3 schools to go to hold workshop and plant some trees with kids. Tahzib girl primary school was one of the schools I went, were I met some very nice and clever girls who were eager to learn more about their environment.
It was Thursday 9 in the morning that I met Marzieh in school yard. still I had to wait for couple of minutes before the class gets ready and also we were still waiting for Ladan another friend of mine who helped me in our workshop.
The principle asked us to wait in the waiting room or her office but I preferred to stay outside looking at kids who were playing enjoying their cheerful childhood. I was thinking of them, of my own childhood when I had no concern of environment and I never knew what it could be…..I was thinking of those who has no opportunity to learn about environment even though many of them are living just by the pure nature in the mountain or forest and if they could learn more about environment and animal cares then we would have much better place to live, much more peace and of course animals had much room to make home for their own….to be honest we are just a piece of this world but we owned it all and still we are discovering more and more to occupied and destroy.
Kids were laughing, playing, running and making lots of noises and careless about all is happening around them. they want just to play and enjoy…it is their right and we have to understand it and leave the earth a better place for them to play and enjoy fearless of natural disasters, floods, Tsunamis and global warming but what we actually leave for them?
I was remembering my childhood when I was playing always on the street fearless of cars accident, thievery, air pollution, dust, …but now they have to just stay at home watching TV and playing electronic games. They are missing physical activities and beside they are busy playing electronic war games…we were playing with ball or so on the street, we were a team and we have to look after each other and now they have to kill each other on their war games. I was sinking in my thoughts that I saw a small girl is running to the office crying to complain of her friends who might had beaten her. Her cry tore my dreams and soon after the principle called us to go to the class for our workshop. I entered the class…all girls stand up and said hello shouting. I started my work and like always we were sharing what we had in our mind about trees and environment. I was happy again being in a class talking with kids and it made me feel being alive. Like all kids in their age they were playful but lovely. Beside some of them who were bored because I took their sport class ( I didn’t know that other wise I would change the time…I am sorry girls) the rest were co operating and they really were in the class
In between I found that there 2 twin in the class going to celebrate their birthday with their friends. It was so nice celebrating their birthday by planting a tree. After speech we had a cake for their small party and 3 trees to plant. I asked gave the first tree to twins to plant just them two for their birthday and we all planted the next two. after that Nazanin and Niloofar ( names of twins) planted their tree the rest of kids joined us to plant other trees. Here I have to say HAPPY BIRTH DAY to Nazanin and Niloofar. We planted other two trees and then it was time to say good bye to all those lovely kids… I came out of the school but again my mind was moving around the school and remembering my childhood and my school….I think it could be an idea to go to my old schools and plant a tree in there.
13 March 2011