There’s now just one day left of The Big Give Christmas Challenge! Donations made via our Big Give profile before 12pm tomorrow (Tuesday 4th December) will be DOUBLED! We are raising funds for our ‘My 20 Trees and Me’ project, which is helping children in Kenya to plant trees within their school grounds. The project aims to teach children new skills in tree planting whilst engaging them in environmental education and encouraging appreciation for the importance of trees and forests.
Today, 11 year old Fridah from Kagumori Primary School shares her thoughts on why trees are important.
Why are trees important to you?
First of all they provide shade. Our classroom has furniture made out of trees, and without trees there would be no rivers and no rain.
What have you enjoyed most about participating in ‘My 20 Trees and Me’?
I have learnt a lot from the ‘My 20 trees and Me’ project. Before I never knew how to plant trees, now I know how to plant them and take care of them, and why trees are importance. That is why I participate in planting trees.
What kind of trees have you planted in your school, and how many?
I have planted 40 trees so far, in two years. I planted Grevillea robusta and Casuarina equisetifolia.
What happens once you’ve planted the trees?
I normally check my trees during lunch time when children are playing. I make sure they are not damaged. I also water them during hot weather.
What do you want to do when you leave school?
I want to work hard after school and became a doctor when I grow up.
If you would like to donate to this project and help more children like Denis, Clinton, Ruth and Fridah plant trees in their schools, then please do so here and your donation will be DOUBLED until 4th December!