Little green fingers help raise funds

In celebration of World Environment Day tomorrow, 1,400 children from Kinderland pre-schools, including those pictured here at its Pandan Valley branch, are turning into little farmers for a good cause. Children as young as 18 months to those as old
ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

In celebration of World Environment Day tomorrow, 1,400 children from Kinderland pre-schools, including those
pictured here at its Pandan Valley branch, are turning into little farmers for a good cause.

Children as young as 18 months to those as old as six years of age have been growing basil and lemon mint since last month, to do their bit for charity.

Each plant can be bought at Kinderland pre-schools at $10 each, with proceeds going to ARC Children’s Centre,
a day centre for children with life-threatening illnesses.

The herb growing is part of Kinderland’s Little Entrepreneurs’ Programme – an annual initiative that has raised more than $24,000 over three years for ARC Children’s Centre.

Mr Seet Lee Kiang, general manager of Kinderland Educare Services, said the activity is meant to teach children the “importance of self-sufficiency and (develop in them) a sense of awareness and responsibility of their impact on the earth”.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2016, with the headline 'Little green fingers help raise funds'. Print Edition | Subscribe