Monday, September 25, 2006

Tree Planting Day in Tanzania

ENO school in Tanzania (Star Schools) planned to plant 1 000 trees to celebrate this event. In addition Miss Earth Tanzania together with 100 secondary school students planted 40 "Ashok" trees in Dar-es Salaam.

"Miss Earth Tanzania 2006, Richa Adhia celebrated tree planting day in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania with style. The newly reconstructed Mwenge bus stand received 40 trees that were planted in coordination with the Municipality to ensure that in the future commuters will be able to take a respite from the heavy traffic in a specially cordoned off area that will be filled with trees. The ultimate goal is to plant more trees but the landscaping of the bus stand is not complete and there was no space to plant more trees. The invited guest of honor was the Mayor of Kinondoni Municipal who was unable to attend and instead sent the Councillor of Goba Ward, Ibrahim Kisoky to represent him. At 12 noon, Richa together with Honorable Kisoky, planted a symbolic tree and this was followed by the approximately 100 students from different secondary schools including Shabaan Robert, Loyola and Tambaza. The students planted in a group trees and later watered the trees. Children sang the tree planting songs including ?Hi hoe?. They proved to be highly entertaining for the children who were enthusiastic in their activities and had recently formed environment clubs. They all promised to work hard to plant trees throughout the year. The event has received excellent media coverage as this activity has proved to be unique in the history of environment conservation by a beauty queen. Richa has pledged to continue conserving her city ? Dar-es- Salaam through other activities."