On the 14th of June Food & Trees for Africa and Cova Advisory planted trees at Tsosololo Ya Africa Secondary School in Tembisa. The school were happy to receive 40 trees, half fruit and half indigenous shade, to create an orchard at the school as well as shade for learners. School learners enthusiastically ran the tree planting programme and planted trees in honour of National Youth Month and National Environment Month.
Schools who have been growing and creating their gardens are invited to enter the EduPlant competition. There is R435 000,00 worth of prizes, esources and funding for the winning schools. 66 provincial finalists will get a chance to compete at the Finals in October!
In 2011, Margaret Thaba, Miriam Malunga and Lekau Nkoko were unemployed, like many thousands of women in South Africa. Without an income, they were unable to support their families. Worse still, they were unable to participate fully in their community by contributing to celebrations or commemorations.
These 5,100 trees will offset a whopping 1,881 tonnes of CO2 in their lifetime whilst contributing to an improved environment – providing all the benefits that trees provide. Ritchi Smith of Konica Minolta South Africa comments, “We should be concerned with our environmental impact every day, and that’s what KMSA is committed to do.”
On the other hand, the 7 long-term projects are still continuing and are seeing infrastructure improvements.