Tree planting at Kibiko Secondary School
Over the last three years, Kenya Reinsurance Corporation (Kenya Re) has taken up a CSR initiative at Kibiku Secondary School in Ngong, Kajiado County.
The Corporation has engaged the school in tree planting exercises twice every year in the interest of safeguarding afforestation and bringing the school community together.
On 31st October 2016, Kenya Re staff, led by Property & Administration General Manager, Mr. Michael Mbeshi, together with teachers and students of Kibiku Secondary, planted 1500 tree seedlings at the school.
The seedlings were irrigated using a water piping system that was also sponsored by the Corporation to ensure the sustainability of the trees.
Mr. Mbeshi encouraged the students to continue with the initiative even after they leave Kibiku Secondary school, stressing the importance of trees to livelihoods and the environment.
The Corporation has been planting trees at this school as a means of educating the younger generation on the value of preserving the environment.
Over the years, the weather has changed due to global warming, and this has brought a lot of changes in the weather patterns. This activity is aimed at informing the students and the Kibiku community at large on the importance of environmental conversation.
Kenya still suffers from severe deforestation. However, the “20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests” initiative by the Government will go a long way in restoring degraded land and protect habitats.
Kenya Re is leading the way in this exercise by example. This is definitely a step in the right direction.