Kusala Projects Supporting Children in Bodhgaya, India

Planting Seeds for the Future

At the end of 2020, one of our supporters kindly donated extra books to Elsa Primary School to stimulate the students’ interest in nature. These included illustrated books on Indian garden flowers, trees, birds and animals. Also instructional books on gardening plus gardening tools were donated.

Subsequently, students were given practical gardening lessons – planting tomato, cauliflower, chilli and mango seeds in the school grounds. It has been a source of ongoing interest for the students watching the plants grow. To the delight of all, the first tomatoes and cauliflowers are almost ready for picking. In contrast, it will take three or four years with careful nurturing for the mango trees to fruit.