Trees for Life International
3006 W. St. Louis Street
Wichita, KS 67203
Trees for Life says that it nurtures a global, people to people movement. They started in the early 1980’s by helping people in India plant and care for fruit trees that protect the environment and provide nutrition. Their programs have grown rapidly with tens of millions of fruit trees being planted and various activities (past or present) in 16 developing countries. These include (or have included) global distribution of children’s books, fuel efficient stoves, brick making for school construction, environmental education, digging water wells, water filters, medical clinics, and micro-enterprise, and trees for other purposes besides fruit. The moringa tree is one of their biggest interests because its leaves can be used as a nutritional supplement and in other ways.
Over two million school children in the U.S. have participated in Trees for Life educational programs. See their website or contact the organization for details about what teachers in materially-advantaged countries and those in developing ones can do to help students learn more about the global communities that make up our world.