The charity Organization Compagnie Agricole et Environnement (CAE) wants to continue training other 240 local students to plant and protect 240 000 life-giving trees. These trees will provide food, water and income for their families by bearing fruits to improve nutrition, protecting their cattle's water supply from evaporation and boosting their crop harvests by enriching the soil.
When CAE started to plant 60,000 trees with World Resources Institute in the previous project, found that the degraded area is very large. Other 74 000 farming communities continue to complain that they are being affected by a devastating drought and winds that blow away the dry, exposed soil. Their livestock continue to die and their crops fail from lack of water. Malnutrition due to lack of fruits is still existing. 240 students want to continue giving help to overcome this challenge.
CAE will establish other 4 clubs in four schools to enhance teaching students about the value of trees. Students will plant: 20,000 fruit trees near schools, 40,000 fruit trees around farmhouses, 10,000 drought-tolerant Grevillea trees in their families' fields, 25,000 Calliandra trees to feed grazing cattle, and 40,000 acacia trees on farm boundaries. A Tree Guardian scheme will assign planters and caretakers, provide water to help trees take root and motivate students with games.
Trees will provide shade, fruits, firewood, food for farm animals and protection against extreme weather, as well as conserving water supplies. Your contribution will continue support to overcome a challenge for a period of two years. Students will continue to learn how trees positively impact their lives and the environment. The new environmental clubs will equip other students the skills they need to continue practices at home and teach their family members to do the same.