Oasis for Kids

Today’s children, from an early age, spend more and more time in front of computer and mobile phone screens, and less and less in nature. Moving away from it, they neglect its impact on our lives. We started Oasis for Kids because we want to encourage children and young people to reconnect with nature through ecological gardening. With a school garden as an example of an ecosystem, we want to bring children closer to the topics of environmental protection and sustainable development in a practical, fun and age-appropriate way. Activities in school gardens allow children to interact with nature, which they lack in urban environments.

What children learn

Gardening skills
  • using gardening tools
  • contact with the soil and different forms of life in a garden (plants, insects, small animals)
  • life cycle of a plant from a seed to fruit
  • ecological gardening methods
Life skills
  • patience, perseverance – putting effort into growing plants kids learn that results come with hard work
  • responsibility and self-initiative
  • social and communication skills – indispensable for the proper development of the child
School curriculum competencies

Oasis for Kids facilitates the competency development in the following school courses:

  • Biology
  • Science and  Social Studies

because it enables pupils to use in practice the knowledge they learnt during school classes. 

Green Fingers

An integral part of the Oasis for Kids is the Green Fingers project, which involves international volunteers to enrich school activities in partner primary schools. The project’s main goal is to promote the ideas of tolerance, diversity, togetherness and volunteering among children by facilitating intercultural learning between students and international volunteers. Practical, fun and creative activities based on non-formal education methods foster the learning process of both pupils and volunteers. Volunteers also participate in a two-month vegetarian challenge during their stay in Croatia.

What volunteers do

INDIVIDUALN VOLONTEERS

VOLUNTEERING TEAMS

NON-FORMAL EDUCATION WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
  • environmental protection
  • promotion of volunteering and participation in democratic life
  • inclusion and diversity
  • language and multiculturalism
ACTIVITIES IN SCHOOL gardens
  • with students
  • with the local communities
  • maintenance of school gardens
  • promotion of vegetarianism
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
  • local environmental cleaning actions
  • gardening works in school gardens
  • organising workshopscarrying out activities during garden festivals
OTHER ACTIVTIES
  • inclusion and diversity
  • promotion of volunteering and participation in democratic life
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