Ro­tary plants 200 trees in Abuja schools to curb ero­sion

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Fa­had Ibrahim & Aisha Mu­jeli

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.

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