The CASE youth (Community Action towards a Safer Environment) of Hanover Park spent the day of Sunday the 15th November planting trees donated by Treeco in their school and community, followed by a braai lunch using Greenhome plates, cups and cutlery. Greenhome very kindly supplied the goods at a reduced pricing, and an information piece to the students and their families and friends on the benefits of using green products was presented before food was served. The day formed part of their Leadership and Environmental development programme with Educo Africa.
The students got to planting the trees, with the aid of ‘Trees for Schools’, with great enthusiasm and were part of the decision-making of where they wanted the trees in their school. They chose for 3 trees to be planted outside the staff room, and 7 trees on the school perimeter near their youth hall. The wind could not blow away their spirits, and by lunch time, the ten trees were standing tall in their new homes with everything they needed; compost, water, and love.
After the photo session with the whole youth group standing proudly around their trees, the greater community was invited to attend a ceremony and braai lunch, where the students had an opportunity to present their experiences and learnings around leadership to their friends, family and community. The final 5 trees were then donated to this community as a whole to be planted anywhere in Hanover Park that they choose. We would like to extend a huge token of thank you’s to Greenhome for helping to affect young people’s lives positively, by giving them the opportunity to take a strong leadership role in their community and make a long term difference in their immediate home space.