Miti Alliance in partnership with I&M Foundation is working to establish arboretum spaces in 10 schools in Kiambu county. This greening schools project aims to instill environmental awareness and responsibility in students. It focuses on empowering and equipping school-going children with knowledge, skills, and understanding of climate change issues with a bias toward planting and growing trees, specifically fruit and indigenous trees.
We began this collaborative project in April 2023 with the following objectives:
- To train and equip students in 10 schools in Kiambu County with environmental skills and knowledge
- To plant 100 high-value trees (50 indigenous and 50 fruit trees) in each school
- To provide and set up a 10,000 liters water tank in each school.
- To engage the students in a mazingira competition where the outstanding school will be awarded with certificates and a trip to Brackenhurst Forest.
We are exicted to have achieved the following progress on the project:
- Total Trees planted: 1000 trees ( 500 indigenous and 500 fruit)
- We were very excited to note that the mean survival rate across all 10 schools at 1-month post-planting was: 96.6%
- Total Number of students impacted: 900+ students .
- These students were trained on the importance of trees, tree care, and their role in climate mitigation through video screening and Virtual Reality Interactive Training Session by Miti Alliance Joan Kinyanjui
This project with I & M foundation is at the core of what we do at Miti Alliance. Being able to train the next generation on enviromental awareness is key in allowing us to mitigate climate change effectively. We are delighted to have partners like I & M Foundation who are keen to impact Kenyan communities for a greener future.
Hongera I&M Foundation! We salute you!