Andgate goes Green: Miti Mashinani
Updated: Oct 25, 2022
Andgate Foundation has embraced the call to mitigate on devastating effects of climate change; and to support the protection of the environment for present and future generations. This idea was conceptualized and launched as ‘Adopt a Tree - Miti Mashinani’ as collective responsibility towards the global call to action on climate change.
‘Adopt a Tree’ Initiative was launched on 6th November, 2021 at Tiga primary School in Mahaya Division, Rarieda Constituency,Bondo Sub-County of Siaya County. The colorful event was graced by our Founder and Chairman of Andgate Foundation Eng. Jared Ajwang’a, flanked by the Andgate Pioneer Board Members namely Ms. Catherine Kiriba and Mr. Amos Oyomba as well as CS. Marion Nyapola, Mwalimu Khana Otieno and Mr. Dancun Otieno. The launch was attended by Sponsors, well-wishers, alumni and current student beneficiaries, government representatives, the Church, over 27 Head Teachers and school representatives, Parents/Guardians and the local community. The launch which was attended by over 200 participants also provided an opportunity for inspiring more sponsorships through existing and new networks and appreciating those who have supported our charitable cause throughout the years.
The Foundation elaborately shared practical aspects of adopting and planting trees; encouraging the local community to embrace a green legacy as the only way of securing a sustainable future for generations to come. The award ceremony equally provided an opportunity for appreciation of Andgate experiences by Teachers and community representatives who partnered with the Foundation during the Covid-19 pandemic lock down and unprecedented closure of all learning institutions in Kenya in the month of March, 2020. The team came in handy at a time when the entire globe was grappling with a health disaster whose negative effects cut across both the economic and social spheres of our humanity.The overall objective was to ensure continued learning for the students enlisted in our program in the face of Covid-19 and provide the much needed academic and psycho-social support to help them cope with the adverse effects and to mitigate on the losses.
The launch culminated to a tree planting exercise where over one hundred (100) diverse tree seedlings (fruit trees, exotic and indigenous species) were planted within the school compound of Tiga Primary School.