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𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬: 𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩

The Environmental Conservation Program by Global Refugee Initiatives is presently executing an agroforestry project across three schools: Bidong Primary School and Ubuntu Model Primary School, both serving refugees, and Bweyale Public Primary School, representing the host community.

This is intended to reforest the community and provide vegetables and fruits for improved nutrition for learners in the long run.

For the success of this activity, we fenced off the club plots for each of the schools to deter intrusion by animals and unauthorised persons.

Schools enthusiastically embraced this project, willingly engaging in and actively participating in all its activities. During our visit to Bidong Primary School, a school for refugees, we noticed Mr. Leo Okabo, the patron of the Environmental Kids’ Club, eagerly participating in the tree planting activity. When asked about the source of his joy and involvement, here’s what he shared:

“𝘞𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘨𝘦𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘷𝘦𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘉𝘪𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺.

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