One Pupil three trees.
Mount Kenya Environmental Conservation Organization (MKEC) will work with different schools in planting trees on their ground and also donating trees to school pupils and students to go and plant at home. This will be aimed at instilling a culture of environmental conservation among schools. Beside planting trees in schools and donating them to school pupils and students, MKEC will partner with health institutions to carry out de-worming exercises of school pupils . Intestinal helminthes which includes; hookworm, roundworm, whipworm, and schistosomiasis infect more than one-quarter of the world’s population. Researchers have evaluated that worms affect all aspects of a child’s development: their health, nutrition, cognitive development, learning and educational access and achievement. De-worming substantially improves health and school participation of treated children’s and this also reduce school absenteeism by more than quarter and also boost school participation.
School Pupil planting podocarpus falcatus tree seedling
School pupils holding tree seedlings.