This week we started planting trees in Tanzania. And the omens are favorable, the rainy season is in full swing!
Together with elementary schools and local communities, 3,000 trees were planted this week. Another 7,000 trees will be added in other locations in the coming weeks. As many fruit trees as possible will be planted at the schools so that in time they will also provide a supplement to the lunches at the schools.
With the students from the schools, we did an ElimuLab activity. During this activity, students learn the importance of caring for nature by doing hands-on exercises and searching for and presenting digital information. As a result, students develop digital and 21st-century skills and learn to put their school knowledge into practice. We think environmental awareness is also part of those 21st-century skills.
Led by students from the local agricultural university and some experienced foresters, students and residents planted the trees. The agricultural university also remains involved in monitoring planting sites.