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The Birds and the Bees

Hira Zainab of Knowledge Platform Limited in Pakistan will develop a 'Birds and Bees' program to enable teachers and students from underprivileged schools in Islamabad, Pakistan to design and build bird feeders and bee colonies in order to nurture birds and bees and to market honey. Pakistan is home to over 700 species of birds and fauna that can support substantially increased national honey production. They will recruit pilot schools and work together with the teachers and students to research the local bird species in order to design effective bird feeders. They will also design online and printed material that teaches students about nature and science and how to nurture and attract birds and bees and extract and market honey under a social enterprise brand. They will also produce videos to build a community of nature lovers and problem solvers to help teach others about the program.

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