May 7, 2013, 10:36 AM
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Speaking at the ceremony, Peace Crops Volunteer Chairperson, Sarata Jatta, said the competition began in the URR in 2003, and later expanded to WR, NBR, and then CRR.
According to her, the project aims to address environmental problems of The Gambia and schools to build tree nursery plantings.
She added that the planted seedlings can be used in reforestation project in schools, communities and the surrounding. The competition, she noted, provides the opportunity for the schools to engage in environment education, addressing concern such as deforestation and environmental stewardship.
She then harped on the importance of the competition, which he noted, teaches the essence of tree-planting to all strata of society.
He applauded the winners for their dedication and commitment, while urging them to continue taking part in tree-planting exercise.
For her part, a representative from Standard Charted Bank, Bintou Saho Demba, said her bank is committed to protecting the environment and doing all in its capacity to prevent environmental damage.
She stated that "the bank's strategy on the environment in
She revealed that in 2008, Standard Charted Bank planted 16,000 trees at the
According to her, the bank have110 staff involved in environmental awareness activities, such as tree-planting and clean-up campaign.