CFP Executive Director, Mbarouk Mussa Omar, and CFI Tanzania Country Director, J. Michael Tritchler, traveled to Konde Secondary School in the north of Pemba to celebrate Earth Day with students. With assistance from the students and teachers over 200 trees were planted at the site of Konde’s new secondary school, which should open next year.
CFP would like to thank Konde Secondary School for inviting us for Earth Day, and we would especially like to thank Moh’d the Headmaster as well as Teacher Doug for arranging the event.
Mbarouk began by explaining the importance of environmental conservation, while of course making the students laugh. He followed up the discussion with a demonstration of the proper way to plant a seedling.
The students were enthusiastic throughout. In fact, only 20 students from the Environmental Club were expected, but an amazing 70 students showed up for the Earth Day! It just goes to show that this new generation has grasped the importance of conserving their environment.
Happy Earth Day 2012 everyone! See more photos below:
Mike distributing seedlings to the students.
Students planting trees.
Mike Planting a tree with a student.
Students showing their seedlings
Teacher Doug from Konde Secondary School preparing to plant his Teak seedling
Konde Secondary School student showing his seedling
A group photo of CFP and Konde Secondary School
Mbarouk distributing juice and biscuits to the students