Grape arbor coming together over the stage. Three posts are up, three to go. Then the ties that will hold them together made of zhomo hair and the grid that the vine will grow over. Volunteer architect Ibtesam Pooya had designed this two years back – another more simpler one will go up over the volley ball court benches once this gets done. Continue reading
Click on link to watch a video clip. Digging Trenches
Volunteers from Islamabad and Karachi work in the garden with the schoolchildren. In the video clips below, Insia, one of the Indus Valley architecture students, explains what they are teaching the kids to build.
They’ll make a scaled model first and then the carpenter will build most of the structure under Husain’s (another intern) supervision, but on the premises so that all the children will also learn from him and. Each class get a chance to construct at least three or four of the triangles. Their first carpentry class and actual involvement with building their own garden spaces. Continue reading
WWF celebrated Green schools Pakistan day on Apr 22 – a day when school children across the country were encouraged to plant as many trees as possible on their school grounds. The Abruzzians pledged to plant fifteen trees – except ended up planting many more
recently several mature willow trees had been cut down due to disease, so the boys and girls replanted the area with 20 willows – three local variaties – for shade and maintaining the school biodiversity/habitat
a dozen fruit trees were planted as well
and a handful of poplars – for defining boundaries and creating angular shade.
A short video clip about plantation day at the Abruzzi School.
As of March 1st, 2013 Tahereh Sheerazie is back in Shigar to continue where volunteers Currim Suteria, Ibtesam Pooya and Hira Nabi left off and begin building the garden while connecting the work with
math and english curriculum for 6th and 7th grade students. Students have been planting fruit trees and taking some of their lessons outdoors. Spring is in the air in Shigar and there are exciting things in store for everyone involved in the garden.
The Abruzzi School has a fabulous telescope on hand. We are looking for volunteers to introduce the children to astronomy in the summer of 2013. All those interested can apply here.