ECO-Star School

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Education Commission for the Archdiocese of Lilongwe
ECO-Star School
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This project focused on learners, teachers, and the community for 20 schools. These ECO-Star committees were trained in agro-forestry and vegetable gardens as well as livestock management (poultry, pigs, and goat keeping); and how to establish “micro projects” in all 20 schools for teaching, learning and income. All 20 schools had an “Active Learners’ Parliament” and the teachers were trained in Active Teaching and Learning Methods.


The project ended in May 2022 and took place over the course of 18 months, but had an extension of 6 months due to COVID-19 shutdowns. 20 schools were targeted in 4 education districts with 5 schools in each district. Trees have been planted with 1000 trees planted at each school, totaling to 20,000 trees in all. The project’s motto is “ECO tree does not die.” If a tree dies, the school has to replant immediately.

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Schools are encouraged to have their own seedlings for trees so that learners learn the whole processEco-Star committee being trained in micro-projects