Scouts and Amani Children Team up to Plant Trees During Exchange Visit

Scouts and girl guides from Lions Nursery and Primary School of Meru were welcomed at KACH for a peer exchange and took the opportunity to plant trees at Tiriji Eco Peace Center. The scouts and their hosts demonstrated a higher degree of care and love for the environment by recognizing the importance of trees and clean environment.

The students interacted for a better part of the day which was a time for open sharing of ideas, knowledge,  different experiences and various practices that they have acquired at their levels of life. It was a beneficial social platform for Amani Children to meet new friends and learn from each other.

During the session, Prof. Karambu Ringera, the president of International Peace Initiatives inspired the kids to face their fears, learn to turn self doubts and external discouragements into strengths for accomplishing greater things in life.

“This is the story of an eagle that was raised among chickens after a foreign egg was hatched by a hen. The young eagle realized that it had a burning desire to fly and never felt like living to scratch the ground like other chickens. After many discouragements and mockery from the family of chickens it lived with, it never lost hope of flying. The more it continued and convinced itself that its dream was worthwhile, it gained the might of flight and up high it soared. the relevance of this story is for each one of you to stop fearing to do what you want to do. Be like the eagle and don’t fear to fly. Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged by others because it is only you who knows what you want. If you allow yourself to be discouraged by others, you will always live to scratch the ground and remain down like the chickens,” she said.

Prof.Karambu also echoed the value of organic farming and importance of planting a food forest.

“Here at Tiriji Eco Peace Center, we encourage people to grow their foods in the farms without adding any chemical because they are dangerous and expose us to strange diseases. when we plant various plants in the farms, nature takes its course and repel any diseases that could harm the plants. this is a nature friendly way of agriculture called organic farming and we teach it here for people to learn and embrace at their farms,” she explained during the talks at peer exchange.

Mr. Charles Mutwiri of Lions primary applauded the efforts of the kids in playing responsible towards environmental conservation by highlighting the importance of a tree in the life of a human being and how that tree planted this day will benefit the kids in future.

“Am grateful that you showed your love and support for mother earth. By planting a tree, you are improving your own life in a way and will live to enjoy the benefits of that effort which seems little for you today. May we continue taking care of our environment wherever we go.” He said.