The program is done in the ecozone of the Great Himalayan National Park basing the kids in the Sai Ropa tourist center which is taken care by the ecotourism members of SAHARA- Sunshine Adventures. This acts not only as a employment generation method for the kids but also a source of big revenue for the Bio Diversity conservation society belonging to the GHNP. About 240 kids from various schools were trained under this program last year and about 400 are expected this year.
The Forest Learning Program at the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) seeks to expose the young minds to the mystique of forests as vibrant ecosystems. Another aim of the Forest Learning Program is to make the participants realise the critical role of forests in maintaining the viability and vitality of earth as a living planet.
The Forest Learning Program is conducted out at Camp GHNP at Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu, H.P. developed under plaNETwork program. Please check attached document for more details about this wonderful program.
Ankit Sood is Associate Professor at Govt. PG Degree College Kullu. He also runs Sunshine Himalayan Adventures.