— Field update from Project Coordinator Ouafa Elbarqui
Report about visiting schools
Thursday June 19th, 2012
Deepening the holes for the trees seems to have helped; I found out that they are looking better. The school staff and the students are very enthusiastic of keeping the trees at school as Mrs Khadija Kandi, the headmaster of the school, stated. Knowing that July and August are the vacation time for all Moroccan schools, the watering mission is either done by the school’s caretaker or sometimes by the municipality staff of Tahanaout.
These are the recent photos of the trees at Alkairaouane schools:
Ouirgane elementary school
After buying a watering hose of 300m, the students and the school staff had installed it as a drip system for all the trees planted at school. So, as of this moment , though the students are on a summer holiday, the project is progressing well; the school caretaker has taken the responsibility of watering the trees from time to time using this drip system easily (see the pictures below).
Ouirgane Middle School
About 100 trees were planted at this school because it has a large space. Though it’s very hot, the trees are very green. The school caretaker is looking after the trees; He waters them from time to time.
Tassa Ouirgane school
When I visited this school I found no one there, the school gate was closed. Then, I tried to use the back entry of the school to take pictures. The trees needed to be watered, but no water in the faucet at that time. I called Mr Ait Faraj to tell the young students of the douar to water them using the water of the outside streams for there are only few trees at this school. Today morning, I called again Ait Faraj for watering the trees, he assured that the boys will water them.
The trees at this school are growing well without any problem. When I entered the school I found a young boy who resides next to school, he is always there taking care of the trees. As shown in the pictures bellow, I found the tree are good.