This month, the BirdLife Malta education team attended to second edition of ‘Festa tal-Fjuri’ (Flower Festival) to raise funds for Lija Primary School who are working with us to develop green space in their school grounds under the Gonna Dinja Waħda project.
The school, which has already prepared plans for their garden, needed to raise the funds to get the project underway. To help generate the funds, school children, along with BirdLife Malta set up a stall at the event selling bookmarks with pictures of endemic flowers, while plant potting and painting activities took place for a donation. The Iklin Council – which helped to organise the event – also generously provided the soil for the plants, which were planted in recycled water bottles and milk cartons collected from the BirdLife Malta office and by the school. In total €61 was raised which covers the cost of the fencing for the school’s garden.
Dinja Waħda is BirdLife Malta’s exciting educational programme, working to empower children with the skills to protect and learn in nature. The Gonna Dinja Waħda programme is specifically designed to transform school grounds into interactive green spaces to develop a unique learning environment for children.