Kijana plants 1200 trees in Honor of Wangari Maathai

Posted on January 21st, 2012 CategoryEmatsuli, Tree Planting

In October 2011, Kijana officers in Kenya and students in various schools planted over 1200 tree seedlings in honor of the late Wangari Maathai, who passed away in September 2011.  Professor Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement- which is credited with planting over 40 million trees in Africa, was the 2004 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Tree planting is dear to the mission of Kijana and one of the first activities we embarked upon as an organization.  We planted these trees to honor, cherish and encourage the continued legacy of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.  In the photo below, students at Ematsuli Secondary School, pose with some of the trees that they planted. At left in the photo is former Kijana Kenya chairperson, Bishop Charles Anabaka.




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Kijana Educational Empowerment Initiative is an international non-profit organization with offices in North Palm Beach, FL and Bunyore Kenya. Founded in 2002, we have assisted 25 primary and secondary schools in western Kenya and have developed a pilot Global Student Summit in which students from schools in Kenya connected with students in South Florida to address global water issues.