Sangajor Basic Cycle Embarks Of Tree-Planting Exercise

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

As many as 456 students at Sangajor Basic Cycle School in Foni Kansala district recently embarked on a tree-planting exercise at the school grounds. A total of 912 trees were planted ranging from mangoes, guava and bananas, among others.

Speaking at the exercise, the Principal of the school, Mr. Koyo Kandeh underscored the importance of the exercise, noting that it would help preserve the environment and increase fruit production in the school and the community, in particular.

He disclosed that the school has a total of two hectares of millet farm to subsidise the students. The farms, he added, would be used to subsidise the feeding programme of students if harvested.

For his part, Mr. Momodou Bojang, the Chairman of the Parent Teachers Association commended the students, parents, St. Joseph's family farm centre, as well as other institutions within the area for answering to their call. He added that the plants would be protected from animals as students will take care of them.

Deputising for the Director of Saint Joseph Family Farms Centre, Mr. Pierre Gomez, the Head of Extension staff advised the students and the school management committee to take great care of the plants. He urged other schools to emulate Sangajor Basic Cycle School in their drive to create sustainable environment.

Author: Nyomi Sanneh