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Creating A Brighter Tomorrow

WatchO Initiatives

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We plant a tree for every watch you buy

Working in partnership with Eden Projects, we plant 1 tree for every watch you buy. We are grateful that we can help the environment to make a positive change for generations to come.

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Love, share & care for those in need

We have been working with an amazing orphanage for a while and we felt privileged to be able to donate 50 meals last month. We hope one day we can do even bigger and better for those in need.

One of our team members visited an orphanage on one of the vacations they went on and felt an immediate connection and need to help the children who have not been as fortunate. Whilst working with them, everyone in the team shared a common thought that we all would love to make a positive change for the generations to come. We also came across Eden Projects and immediately fell in love with the concept, as we do not just plant trees but also offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant.

We wanted to come together and make a difference for those in poverty and to make a healthier planet. We are so thankful that we have been accepted to be a part of these projects.

Learn more about our contributions below.


Here is some information about Eden Projects:

The Vision: By the year 2025 Eden Projects objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant.

Eden Projects are now recognized as one of the most cost-effective reforestation projects on the planet. While Eden Projects primary goal is to lift people out of extreme poverty, they have also become a model for environmental restoration and land management. We are extremely grateful to be a part of this project!

Since Eden Projects began over 384 million trees have been planted around the world in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique, Kenya, and Central America, how amazing is that! They have a great wide range of areas where they plant trees but that’s not the only great thing about this project, they also have hired many, many people in poverty both women and men to help plant these seeds.


Madagascar before image 2010 – after image 2018

Madagascar is now Eden Projects’ most prolific tree planting project nation. As of July 2020, over 300 million trees have been planted in Madagascar by Eden Projects employees, with an average of 14 million more trees being planted every month. Thousands of local people now have consistent employment and can now send their children to school, provide food and clothing for dependent family members, and launch innovative microenterprises.


Nepal before image 2016 – after image 2019

Since 2015, Eden Projects has expanded its operations in Nepal to 25 different planting sites spread across geographic locations such as the mountainous region of Nawalparasi, the lowland Terai region, and grassland areas around the central part of the nation. More than 4 million trees have been planted at Eden Projects’ sites in Nepal by 88 full-time employees and ~10,000 seasonal workers.


Kenya – Before Image February 2020 – After Image April 2020

With the initial goal of producing 3 million trees within the first year of full operations, Eden Projects hired local leaders and employees to produce a mix of native species trees. Planting began in March 2020, and in the first month, employees planted over 50,000 trees. Since then, tree production efforts have scaled up, and Eden Projects has initiated plans to expand its work in Kenya by multiplying nursery and planting sites.


Who owns the trees?

Answer: The vast majority of the trees at Eden Reforestation Project sites are owned by the local communities who actively participated in the restoration of their regional forest during their employment period with Eden. The common (but much smaller exception) is when agroforestry trees are planted at small plot farmer sites where the land is owned by the local farmer. In such cases, the small plot farmer owns the trees along with the proceeds from the trees.


We are so grateful that we can help the environment to make a change, we believe together as a team we can make a difference!


 

Here is some information about the Orphanage Home:

At WatchO, We have been working with an amazing orphanage for a while and we felt privileged to be able to donate 50 meals last month. We hope to continue contributing in whatever small way we can. The children who have longed to be loved, cared for, and nurtured are given parental care in this home.


More about the orphanage

Vatsalyapuram brings in orphans and abandoned children. The children who have longed to be loved, cared, nurtured and belong are given parental care in this home. They are inspired to overcome the discomfort and understand the feelings of strength and love. The prime mission of the home is that all children should be given the basic needs in life especially when it comes to the provision of food, housing, clothing, health care and education. The home has taken steps to provide these basic amenities to every member of this family. They also arrange a quality education for these children at the school level.

In order to ensure the right upbringing, the home emphasizes on Moral Science and conducts daily prayers.

The children in the home are taught to treat each other as family and share their joys and things among them.


It only feels right to do our part for our society, and we hope one day we can do even bigger and better for those in need.

 

Working to Achieve a better Tomorrow through Care, Happiness & Opportunity