Eco-kids in an ecological fairy tale MNE

Winner 2021
SCHOOL

Private pre-school institution Sindibad Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Impressed by their participation, the children started telling their parents about the benefits of afforestation. This was followed by a pandemic and the stopping of work in kindergartens, but pictures of children sitting with their parents, or comments that someone puts a piece of paper in their pocket and later throws it in the appropriate bin, were a clear indication that the project must continue. On the land, about 5 km from the city center, the children spent several hours every day, planting, composting, and recycling together with educators, parents, and management.

At the end of October 2020, in cooperation with the Forests of Zenica-Doboj Canton, parents, management, and all employees of the Institution planted more than 50 evergreen seedlings at a nearby picnic area and began the story of the Children’s Forest Sindibad.

Change happens in each of us individually and usually begins with small steps, as children from Sindibad Kindergarten proudly walk through their Forest of Children.