WEP Hyderabad Community Project: Students Participate in Pollinator Program
Students at WEP Ushassu have recently been learning about the importance of pollination in nature and that it is a natural cycle of dependence among plants, insects, and bats.
Since a plant can’t walk, it depends on flying insects to spread its seeds, who come to the flower to consume its nectar for good. As flying insects and birds fly from one flower to another looking for food, they deposit pollen dust from one flower to another. This distributes the seeds of the plant onto surrounding soil so that more of its kind can grow.
This is very important, although “silent,” activity of nature for the survival of all these types of life. And now because of destructive and damaging activities by humans, this cycle is in danger of collapsing forever.
Out of a strong belief in the importance of this natural process, WEP Hyderabad enacted community activities starting in May to plant seeds throughout the area. Students are asked to plant at least five different flower bushes – including rose, jasmine, marigold, and champak flowers.
Students and community members have also been exchanging and learning about different types of seeds in individual home gardens of students and their families. Samples of different seeds were included in the Covid relief packets that were distributed among the community.
Furthermore, from time to time, Madam sends students motivational videos of gardens and flowers. The goal is for all WEP students to take part in this crucial activity, be educated on nature, and preserve the beautiful plant life of their communities and beyond.