Pupils and teachers from schools across Sanda Magbolontor gathered in Chiefdom capital, Sendugu to attend the ram-packed launch of Society 4 Climate Change Communications innovative Trees 4 Schools Project.
After hearing from speakers a boy and girl from each school received a project pack of stationary and two cashew saplings before ceremonial plantings took place at Sendugu and Manays to mark the official launch of the innovative climate action intiaitive. Pupils from Sendugu Junior Secondary, Manays RC Primary, Makelekos and RoYema DEC Primaries and Mayeamie Student Welfare Primary schools attended the official launch of the climate action initiative.
Pupils hear from young climate diplomat and activist, Alfred Fornah and Mama Mayila about the urgency of tackling deforestation, as well as Pa Alimamy Conteh, Regent Chief, lending his full support to this environmental climate action project.
As well raising awareness about the crucial role trees play in supporting life on earth and fighting climate change, schools in the project will plant native trees donated by the Government to help reforest the nation.
After the big launch the team make their way to Sendugu and Manays for a ceremonial planting of each school's first two cashew saplings from Hope Sakuma with plantain and breadfruit to follow.
Hope Sakuma’s proud to partner with Society 4 Climate Change Communications to help deliver the climate action project in Karene and donate to each participating school cashew, breadfruit and plantain saplings of as well as a pan of maize seed to plant next season to support school feeding programmes and boost child nutrition in a Chiefdom where a quarter of the population live in food insecurity. Behind the camera, S4CCC communications director, climate activist and star film-maker, Vidal Sesay.
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