In Homabay, Nairobi, Kitui, Narok, Turkana and Kajiado over 7,500 trees were planted at the launch of the One Million Tree campaign. 

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15 (NIV)

Compassion International Kenya is embarking on the One Million Tree campaign as our collective contribution to a key Government pillar led by President H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto to plant 15 billion trees by 2032, a move aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions, stopping and reversing deforestation and restoring 5.1 million hectares of deforested and degraded landscapes through conservation activities.

On October 16th, 2023, also World Food Day, Compassion launched a campaign to encourage children, youth, and their families to participate in environmental conservation. The campaign is dedicated to one of the most critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Climate Action and aims to promote a positive impact on the communities. As our planet faces the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation, we all must take action to promote sustainability. The campaign is led by our Frontline church partners, and the participation of our Child Participants will aim towards a sustainable and climate-resilient world, and we hope that this campaign will inspire and encourage everyone to join us in this effort.

In the face of numerous challenges, such as climate change and food insecurity, it’s inspiring to see children taking a stand and raising their voices to address them. By planting trees, we are improving the environment and sowing the seeds of a sustainable, green future where food security and environmental preservation go hand in hand. Trees are the lungs of our planet, producing the oxygen we breathe, cleaning the air, and providing habitat and food for countless species. They are also vital in mitigating the effects of climate change, which threatens our world.

As we embark on this tree-planting campaign, we are committing to ensure a balanced ecosystem, increasing biodiversity, and combat the effects of deforestation. Through this endeavor, we aim to secure food sources, promote water conservation, and create a healthier environment for all of us. To our young environmentalists joining us today, you are the future guardians of our planet. You have the power to change the world, protect our environment, and ensure enough food is on the table for everyone. Your hands are small, but they hold the potential for greatness.

Planting a tree might seem like a small act, but it has a tremendous impact. It symbolizes our unity, dedication, and commitment to a better future. Every tree we plant today is a promise to nature and the generations that will follow us. Remember, taking care of trees is not a one-time event; it’s an ongoing commitment. It requires patience, effort, and a sense of responsibility. So, let’s nurture and protect them as they grow, knowing that our collective efforts today will benefit future generations.

This Campaign is only possible thanks to our partners, sponsors, and supporters towards a more sustainable and greener Kenya without your generous contributions and unwavering support.

As we plant the first seedlings of this one-year tree-planting campaign on World Food Day, let us remember that we are not just planting trees but sowing the seeds of hope, sustainability, and prosperity. Together, we can make a difference and leave a legacy of a healthier, happier, and more vibrant planet for the children of tomorrow. Let’s go out there and make a positive change. Let’s plant, nurture, and watch trees grow into a beautiful testament to our commitment to this planet and its future.

“The one who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.” Proverbs 27:18 (NIV)

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