International Tree Foundation

My 20 Trees and Me: Growing Up Together

We support Kenyan primary schools to teach children how to plant and care for trees in their school grounds, engaging young people in protecting their environment and learning about the benefits of trees. My 20 Trees and Me is part of our wider 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests campaign.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1106269)

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Campaign target

£7,200

Amount raised

£9,790

Donations

73

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Over half of Kenya’s population are under the age of 18. Kenya is famous for its wildlife and iconic landscapes, but with only 7% forest cover, it is one of the least forested countries in Africa. Kenya’s forests are key to providing fresh water, regulating the climate and as a source of materials.. However, under current pressures, its ability to support the population and act as a wildlife habitat is at risk. Young people will face the greatest impact from forest loss and land degradation.

Solution

We will engage the next generation in tree planting through the ‘My 20 Trees and Me: Growing Up Together’ programme. Children plant trees on their school grounds, and care for the trees until they leave school. We teach children to appreciate trees and understand their importance. The knowledge gained empowers young people to teach their families, propagating a shift in attitudes towards sustainable forest use. This work with schools is part of our 20 Million Trees for Kenya’s Forests campaign.