Efforts from everybody are needed for environmental protection
 
 

 

150 youth and 8 educators from Sheke secondary school (GS Sheke) collaborated with RIME COMPANY LTD, Catholic University of Rwanda (CUR) and local leaders in Rwaniro sector to celebrate the Earth day on April 22, 2016. The main activity was the plantation of trees around local roads, in order to prevent erosion from Rwaniro hillside to Mwogo valley. In fact, Rwaniro sector has a big modern trees nursery with about 35000 trees. However, local community members are not taking action of planting and maintaining trees. Therefore, we started to rise youth awareness on the importance of planting and maintaining trees and protecting forests. Led by members of Environmental club in this school, the youth planted 960 trees for celebration of Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day. They are committed to mobilize their parents to maintain these trees.