NEED: Lomolo Primary School in Makongeni, Nakuru County wanted to sensitize the community on the importance of conserving the environment. This need stemmed from the fact that Makongeni area lies in an arid and semi-arid area (ASAL).
AVENUE TO MEET NEED: The school formed an environmental club with the aim of carrying out tree planting campaigns as a measure towards addressing effects of climate change, desertification and soil erosion.
To meet this need, the school set out to establish wood lots and tree nurseries in different primary and secondary schools within the Makongeni.
IMPACT: So far Lomolo Primary School has established wood plots and tree nurseries in 40 primary and 12 secondary schools. This has seen the planting of close to 50,000 tree seedlings and an additional 12,000 tree seedlings distributed within the community.
The environment conservation project has also seen the establishment of four sisal estates near River Rongai.
The project has created awareness on the social and economic impacts of environmental management and conservation.
INNOVATION: Conservation of the environment through tree planting campaigns to as a measure towards addressing effects of climate change, desertification and soil erosion.
NETFUND EFFECT: With NETFUND support, close to 50,000 tree seedlings have been planted in 40 primary and 12 secondary schools and an additional 12,000 tree seedlings distributed within the community. The lives of the ‘girl child’ in Lomolo Primary School has also been impacted by distribution of sanitary towels. This has been made possible from the sale of tree seedlings, an initiative which has enabled at least 70% of school girls to access the support.