The tree planting initiative at Eldoret National Polytechnic is a commendable effort to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.
According to the Chief Principal Charles Koech, this is a significant step towards achieving President William Ruto’s goal of planting 15 billion trees by 2032.
“The initiative is particularly noteworthy because it is inclusive and collaborative. The fact that 100 trees were planted within the institution and that 3,195 seedlings were issued to staff is also significant since it will help to green the campus and provide several benefits, including cleaner air, reduced soil erosion, and improved biodiversity,” said the Chief Principal.
During the exercise, TENP was joined by their Canadian partners Nicole Mercier and Vincent of CEGEP, Canada accompanied by Stephen Migwa -CiCan Applied Research Coordinator, Mzee Nyambane(Kisii Council of Elders) and Orero(Luo Council of Elders).
“This shows that the initiative is supported by people from all walks of life and that there is a strong commitment to working together to create a more sustainable future,” he said.
The principals further noted that the tree planting initiative at Eldoret National Polytechnic is a positive step in the right direction.
“ It is an example of how TVET institutions can play a leading role in promoting environmental sustainability and climate action. I hope that other TVET institutions across Kenya will follow suit and implement similar initiatives,” he said.