The Baobab Village (Early Years Two) is lead by Ms. Berit and Ms. Esther. Baobab trees are amazingly useful, and extract from them can smell good, soften our skin, and even nourish us with Vitamin C! The fruit of the baobab is edible and the tree is known as the world’s largest succulent. The crevices of the baobab tree collect rainwater, which provides water for people and animals; even its roots can be tapped as a way to get water. The baobab tree is known as the tree of life. It can provide shelter, clothing, food, and water for animals and humans. The cork-like bark and huge stem are fire resistant and are used for making cloth and rope. The leaves are used as condiments and medicines. Some people think that baobab trees look like they were planted upside-down. When baobab trees are young, they are quite small for several years; however, the biggest trees in Africa are the baobab trees of South Africa. Some trees there used as houses, barns, pubs and even a dairy!
Baobab Class, we believe that you, although small now, will one day grow into great people. We note that, while sometimes you can turn our lives upside-down with your energy, you have so many things to teach us with your versatility, creativity and curiosity. We charge you to continue to grow your ideas and help us find new and creative paths in life. We pledge to nurture your growth patiently, knowing that good things take time to develop. Now you depend on us, but one day we will depend on you!