Rotary plants 200 trees in Abuja schools to curb erosion
The Rotary Club, Gwarinpa has planted 200 trees in three schools as part of efforts to curb erosion and beautify the environment.
The three government schools, made up of a primary and two secondary schools, are in Gwarinpa.
President of the club, said the tree planting exercise was in line with Rotary International President Ian H.S Riseley’s challenge to clubs to make a difference by protecting the environment and curbing climate change.
Adie said the club discovered that the effect of erosion on the schools was massive after a survey and needs assessment.
He said erosion did not only constitute health hazard to the students, who stood the risk of injuries on the playground, but it could also lead to the collapse of buildings if nothing was done quickly.
“In the light of the news of flood ravaging the country, the club has deemed it fit through its corporate social responsibility and in line with the mandate of Rotary International to embark on this task to safeguard our children and our environment,” he said.