Embakasi Garrison Secondary School Hosts Tree Planting Day

Embakasi Garrison Secondary School Students lead other schools in the tree planting exercise held at their school on 11 May 2019.

Embakasi Garrison Secondary School Students lead other schools in the tree planting exercise held at their school on 11th May 2019.

Embakasi Garrison Secondary School played host to Young Farmers Club of Kenya (YFCK) annual tree planting day on 11th May 2019. The event saw the planting of over 5000 tree seedlings at the Garrison School by various organizations and students from different schools led by the Agricultural Society of Kenya under the theme “Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agricultural and Trade”.

Gracing the occasion, the chief guest, Principal Agriculture Officer at Ministry of Agriculture Mrs. Cate Makanga lauded the YFCK for working off their socks to organize the event in a bid to device ways to protect the environment. “In our daily lives, we all need regular reminders of our connection with nature. Tree planting is fundamental since the health of our environment is essential to our own health and wellbeing, now and into the future.  I welcome the YFCK’s focus on tackling the harsh climatic change, which is a major concern worldwide. I take this humbling opportunity to thank KDF and by extension all the organizations present for honouring such an auspicious occasion.”

KDF representative Commandant Defence Forces Pay and Clerical Training School (DFPCTS) Colonel Paul Kindochimu thanked the organizers for choosing Embakasi Garisson Secondary School which is KDF sponsored, to host this year’s Tree Planting Day. “KDF is committed towards tree planting through the Environmental Soldier Program with an annual target of three million trees. Trees and forests play an essential role in mitigating the impact of climate change. Count on our support as KDF in all undertaking from time to time when called upon to engage and assist in similar exercises for the betterment of our country and region by extension,” he said.

Other Organizations represented during the event were KEMSA, NACADA, Kenya Forest Service, Nairobi Bottlers Limited and County Government of Nairobi. Schools drawn from Nairobi region among them Olympics High School, State House girls, Pumwani High School, St. Teresa’s Boys and St. Georges girls also graced the occasion under the YFCK umbrella.

Cate Makanga, the Principal Agriculture Officer at Ministry of Agriculture plants a tree seedling during the tree planting exercise at Embakasi Garrison Secondary School on 11th May 2019.

Cate Makanga, the Principal Agriculture Officer at Ministry of Agriculture plants a tree seedling during the tree planting exercise at Embakasi Garrison Secondary School. 

KDF personnel together with secondary school students planting tree seedlings during the event at Embakasi Garrison Secondary School.

KDF personnel together with secondary school students planting tree seedlings during the event at Embakasi Garrison Secondary School.

ASK Chairman Nairobi region Mr. Joseph W. Mugo address journalists at the culmination of the tree planting event at Embakasi Garrison.

ASK Chairman Nairobi region Mr. Joseph W. Mugo address journalists at the culmination of the tree planting event at Embakasi Garrison.

Students of Embakasi Garrison Secondary School preparing the grounds for the tree planting exercise.

Students of Embakasi Garrison Secondary School preparing the grounds for the tree planting exercise.

Commandant DFPCTS Colonel Paul Kindochimu addressing the participants on behalf of KDF during the tree planting exercise at Embakasi Garrison Secondary School.

Commandant DFPCTS Colonel Paul Kindochimu addressing the participants on behalf of KDF during the tree planting exercise at Embakasi Garrison Secondary School.