Photo: Dr Muhtari Aminu-Kano NCF DG
Foundation to raise $40,000 for planting 250,000 trees in Nigerian schools
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) says it is set to raise $40,000 to plant trees in 250 public schools across the country to improve the quality of children’s health and the air they breath.
Mr Oladapo Soneye, Head Communications, NCF, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The statement said NCF would partner Global Giving, a globally accredited crowd funding platform to raise the $40,000 to plant 250,000 trees in public schools across Nigeria within the next one year.
It said that the funds would be received and managed by Global Giving, adding that the crowd funding acceleration exercise would run online from September 13 to September 30.
It further said that the platform was open to the general public for their donations toward this good cause.
“In keeping to its mandate of building a society where people prosper while living in harmony with nature, NCF will improve the quality of air in public schools l by planting trees
“Most schools’ environments in Nigeria are bare and void of trees and this has led to hot and polluted environment, making school children to be more restless, prone to ill-health and generally low performance in their studies.
“The donations will be considered people’s contribution to building a better and healthier society, especially for our children,” said the statement.
Trees play important roles in maintaining a virile and sustainable environment, apart from beautifying the environment it helps to clean the air.
In recent times, NCF has been visiting schools across the nation to plant trees, create gardens and teach the teachers and pupils on up cycling activities.
NCF has consistently implemented programmes that help restore and conserve the environment, support community livelihood, protect species; and provide environmental education for teeming students and youths across the country for over four decades.