It may be exceptionally hot and dry in Texas, but it’s monsoon season in India and that means rain and milder temperatures — a great time to plant trees!

The staff at Sooch Village took this opportunity to teach the children the important role trees play in our lives. By creating tree-related art projects and planting 40 fruit trees on the grounds of Sooch Village, the children learned that trees provide: beauty and shade, shelter for animals and birds, delicious fruits and nuts, and clean air.

As you’ll see in the photos, following all their hard work, the children also found time to do some gymnastics on the soccer field!