The Government Girls college Dala, Kano state is the first beneficiary of the GivFree2schools project- a pan African initiative, created to plant 270 million trees across African schools.
The aim of this project is to sustain the environment, provide nutrition for children, engage students, volunteers, stakeholders, and communities, add value to schools and restore Africa’s forest reserves.
After months of planning, this tree planting campaign was successfully implemented in GGC Dala in partnership with Dala Old Girls Alumni Association (DOGAA)
With a structure that deploys a hundred member Givtree clubs in every school, Givfree Africa says, the project is not just sustainable but transgenerational.
The official launch was witnessed by over 500 hundred guests and dignitaries including representatives from the Kano State Government, Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Education, Ministry of Communications and digital economy, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, a representative of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, NOA, as well as the Group Managing Director of Dantata Organization (Alhaji Tajudeen Aminu Dantata)
The high point of the ceremony was the tree planting exercise where dignitaries alongside Givtree school club members planted at least one tree seedling each at the designated orchards.
An estimated 270 trees were planted altogether.
AT the end of the event, the GGC Dala, administrators working with the Givfree Africa Volunteers in Kano, and DOGAA all committed to nurturing the orchards to maturity.