Environment Programs

Clean Drinking Water

There is no piped/ filtered water supply in the rural areas. People drink water out of shallow wells. This water is unfit for human consumption. It is untreated and has high Ph levels. Clean water is available at a depth of 600 feet, which requires costly machinery and water storage tanks.
A campaign has been launched to generate funds for the construction of water tanks to store clean water pumped from a depth of 600 feet. This source will be available to the school children as well as the community.

Trees around Us

SAWF intends to make land green and fertile so trying to plant One Million Trees. SAWF gives seedlings at no or minimal cost to students, farmers and communities to encourage tree planting activity. It costs only $1 to plant and grow a tree. In addition SAWF also provides brochures explaining the ecological benefits of trees and instructions how to successfully nurture them.

For each school and community, a team lead and back-up member is appointed; he/she is responsible for implementing and coordinating the project successfully, monitor, and report on the survival rate of trees every month. This process allows SAWF to gain a good understanding of the issues and critical success factors so appropriate improvements can be made during next planting season.

Vegetables for Healthy Living:

In Sindh Pakistan, SAWF is also distributing seeds of vegetables to students at no cost, including:

* Opo/Kadoo/Lauki (Gourd)
* Zucchini/Toori/Turai
* Cucumber/Kheera/Kaakri
* Okra /Lady Finger Bhindi

These seeds are offered to students interested in growing their own vegetables at cost no cost to them. These vegetables typically grow as vines that spread over roof tops and walls requiring no extra open space.