Environmental Society Club hosts tree planting initiative in Githogoro

By CTW Team

Last Saturday, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Margee Ensign joined the Environmental Society Club (ENSO) in a tree planting initiative at the Githogoro Slums in Nairobi. The tree planting initiative aimed at addressing deforestation and limited access to green spaces in the Githogoro community. By planting trees, the club hoped to enhance the environmental sustainability of the area, improve air quality, prevent soil erosion, and beautify the surroundings.

Dignitaries who were present during the event included Ms. Rosemary Mwangi, Senior Assistant County Commissioner, Mr. Charles Ngugi, Senior Chief, Mr. Barnabas Masakhalia, Chief of Githogoro, Nyumba Kumi representatives and the Runda Sports Team. USIU-Africa was represented by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Environmental Society Club Executive Team, various USIU-Africa Clubs, and the soccer team, among others.

In her comments, the Vice Chancellor noted that the Club was keen on cultivating an interest and appreciation of the environment by focusing on environmental conservation and sustainability in line with the Sustainable Development Goals on Climate Action and Life on Land.

The club has in the past been involved in similar activities around the university, provision of bins and garbage collection, and visits to several parks in the country in a bid to improve the student’s knowledge of their ecological surroundings. The event ended with a friendly match between the USIU-Africa Soccer Team and the Runda Sports Team.

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