Feb 1, 2011, 12:26 PM
Side by side organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Forestry and the Environment on Sunday 25th of September embarked on a tree planting exercise at the former’s nursery school in Caribou Darsilami village in the North Bank Region.
Speaking during the exercise, the project coordinator, Yankuba Senghore, said the group aims to boost education, health, education, and the environment.
Mr Senghore said in order to promote one of their aims, which is preserving the environment, they choose to embark on tree planting to revive the forest cover. He called on the villagers to take good care of the trees so as to ensure their survival.
The national coordinator, Hatab Fadera, said they “could not plant much trees, because it is late.”
He said the reason why they choose NBR is because most of the trees there have been felled, and that there is need for their replacement.
Kawsu Jaiteh, the assistant national co-ordinator, said in order for the organization to bring future projects to NBR, the people have to take good care of this project, both at the schools and areas that are planted with trees.
The alkalo of the village said they were delighted with Side by Side and Department of Forestry and the Environment for the tree planting exercise.
He added that if someone plants a tree for you, you should be thankful to him or her, and promised on behalf of the villagers that they would take care of the seedlings.
The VDC chairman, Ba Lang Fofana, said they are thankful to the organization, and that any project they bring will be highly welcome.
Ebou Jana regional Forestry Officer for North Bank Region also praised the youth group for the imitative. Meanwhile, some 80 seedlings were planted during the exercise, of which 20 are fruit trees.