XV World Forestry Congress


Janet Martires

FAO Kids-to-Forests initiative Philippines


Janet Martires, Associate Director and Information, Education and Communication Specialist of Philippines’ Non-Government Organization called Yakap Kalikasan or Embrace the Environment, leads the 11-year old Kids-to-Forests (K2F) Program in partnership with the government, schools, volunteers and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). K2F is a forest awareness program for children and young people using various interactive activities. The program has already encouraged some children to take part in various forest-related activities and take Forestry and environment-related courses.