Unicaf, in collaboration with The Global Peace Foundation Kenya, Global Peace and Development Service Alliance and The Chandaria Foundation, recently took a bold step by addressing the growing issue of local deforestation in Kenya.
As part of Unicaf’s Corporate Social Responsibility objective with regards to environmental sustainability, a tree planting event took place, assisted by grade six and seven pupils from Nairobi Primary School. The pupils served as the primary “planters” of the project thus giving them a sense of ownership and responsibility as well as informing them of the importance of environmental conservation.
This amazing initiative is part of the “One Million Trees Campaign” which supports the government’s Vision 2030 objective. The aim of Vision 2030 is to transform Kenya into a middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.
Unicaf’s commitment to the cause was further enhanced by the planting of 1,000 indigenous trees of 15 different species within the Nairobi Primary School’s compound. Unicaf has formally “adopted” the saplings planted in the tree nursery. The pupils will be providing post-plant care until the time comes for them to leave school.
In the meantime, School Principal, Mr Munyao Mbondo summed up the proceedings by saying that the pupils’ tree-planting exercise will “leave a positive and lasting legacy.”