KenGen Gets Learners in Environment Conservation

KenGen a major power producer within the country has embraced the going green agenda through its foundation pushing for environmental conservation.

The School Green Initiative is aimed at encouraging school-going children by educating and engaging them in the conservation agenda.

Under the KenGen Foundation, the initiative that began in 2012 is targeting 1,000 schools in the seven Fork areas in a bid to encourage schools to participate in environmental activities by developing woodlots within their compounds for multiple benefits.

According to the managing trustee of the foundation, Anthony Ingecha emphasized that the schools will benefit from the trees and products attained from them as the learners get an opportunity also to learn conservancy.

This will be an opportunity for the learners to understand better how to nurture trees and take care of the environment well. Since for a reverse in the country to the planting of trees and fighting deforestation, the youths have to be involved and in fact, play a significant role.

Managing Trustee of the KenGen Foundation Anthony Ingecha

“We are glad to be among the pioneers of the psyche increase forest cover and President William Ruto’s agenda to plant at least 15 billion trees by 2032,” Ingecha said.

The government has additionally taken the frontline with a program that seeks to distribute 1,000 tonnes of seeds to 18 seed centers across the country.

These are seedlings that will be grown on 10.6 million hectares of degraded forests and rangelands, with the goal of increasing Kenya’s national tree cover beyond 30 percent.

Gearing up to achieve planting of five billion trees by 2027 as the first phase with the second phase, from 2027 to 2032, will focus on planting an additional 10 billion trees that are expected to offer 320,000 direct jobs in seedling production, tree planting, and maintenance, and other related efforts.

Therefore in support of the planting trees initiative, KenGen Plc, through its foundation, is targeting to plant at least 400,000 trees per year. At least 100 new schools join the firm’s planting competition every year.

According to Ingecha, Kengen Foundation has inserted an environmental aspect into its annual scholarship program.

“By extension, the journey to awarding scholarships is enriched through CSR projects such as tree planting, consistent donation of seedlings to embark on green initiative projects,” Ingecha said.

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