Save the Children Plants 1,000 Trees in Yobe Schools, Communities

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Save the Children International (SCI) launched a tree planting project on Friday, planting 1,000 trees across 10 schools in three areas of Yobe state: Potiskum, Fika, and Fune.

The initiative, according to Mr Mark Umaru, SCI Yobe Field Manager, aims to fight climate change and improve livelihoods in the state.

Umaru stressed the importance of working together to address climate change, a major threat to the world, Nigeria, and Yobe State. He mentioned displacement, crisis, and loss of livelihood as some of the negative effects of climate change.

Umaru said the tree planting program, which includes mango, cashew, and guava trees, aims to both support livelihoods and act as windbreakers to lessen the impact of strong winds and protect infrastructure.

To ensure the trees’ survival, SCI has trained school administrators and volunteers on proper care and set up a system for regular inspections.

The Field Manager expressed gratitude for the Yobe government’s support of the program.

Umaru urged all stakeholders, development partners, and the state government to keep supporting efforts to lessen the effects of climate change.

The Headmistress of Mamudo Primary School, Hajiya Hajara Madaki, praised SCI for the project and called on other development partners to follow suit.

The School Based Management Committee Chairman, Malam Ya’u Mamudo, pledged the committee’s commitment to ensuring the trees’ survival.

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