By Martha Agas
The Rotary Club District 9125, Jos, has planted 50 economic trees in RCM Primary School, Jos South, as part of efforts to protect the environment.
Mrs. Pauline Gokum, President of the Club, who led the tree planting exercise on Wednesday, said that the gesture was to preserve the school against erosion and other environmental hazards.
“We also expect the trees to yield economic benefits to the school in the long run,” Gokum said.
The official said that the trees would beautify the school and safeguard it against natural disasters, and also ensure a better natural habitat for the teaching and learning process.
She promised that the club would monitor the grooming of the trees by the school, while more trees would be planted annually, to further sustain and preserve the environment.
Gokum, who also donated 1000 exercise books to the pupils, said that the writing materials would aid their learning process and encourage them to put in their best in their studies.
In a response, Mrs. Patricia Mandieng, the Head teacher of the school, commended the club for the kind gesture, saying that it would check erosion and other environmental degradation.
She promised that the school management and the pupils would nurture the plants to maturity.
“Our usual Friday general cleaning will include caring for these plants,” she said.
In his remarks, Stephen Aku, a pupil of the school, appreciated the club for the trees and the exercise books, and urged individuals and groups to emulate such kindness.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the latest gesture is one out of many other assistance to Plateau communities by the club that carried out a dental outreach to 300 pupils and donated eight wheel chairs to some physically challenged persons last month. (NAN)