Today, DEDAN KIMATHI FOUNDATION Environment Conservation sent a representative to the “ADOPT A TREE PROGRAM” tree planting exercise and awarding Ceremony. The event was organized by LINDA MAZINGIRA INITIATIVE under Linda Mazingira Youth based CBO in Busia County.

In the event, 1300 tree seedlings were planted in 3 minutes by the stakeholders of the initiative, teachers, and pupils.

The partners took their time to admire the progress made through adopting the trees planted under the Linda Mazingira Scout initiative in the school 1 year ago.

The Foundation representative was able to engage the Linda Mazingira Initiative Coordinator and Kenya Forest Service Ecosystem Conservator Busia on plans to plant trees in 120 schools in the county as the short rains season kick-off.

Through observation, the initiative stakeholders were convinced that through Tree Adoption and proper monitoring of tree growth by committed teachers, a 100% survival rate can be achieved and growth fastened through appropriate aftercare.