There is no country in the world that is not experiencing first-hand the drastic effects of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and are now more than 50 percent higher than their 1990 level. Further, global warming is causing long-lasting change to our climate system, which threatens irreversible consequences if we do not take action now.

Future Connect Ghana (FCG) joined forces with Green Savanna Company Limited to celebrate the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the Forests. This took place on 22 March 2019, this global celebration provided a platform to raise awareness of trees and woodlands, while tackling issues such as deforestation and discussing the importance of trees and forests in our everyday lives.

To commemorate the day, a team from FCG and Green Savanna company visited Tasqif Islamic Primary School in Katayili – Tamale, helping staff and children to plant 30 fruits and indigenous shade trees at the school. This forms part of FCG’s commitment to plant 1000 trees over the month of January to March (Fruits and Shade for Schools Project).

As part of the annual social responsibility giveaways of Green Savanna Company, 30 seedlings and saplings of fruits and indigenous shade trees were donated to Tasqif Islamic primary school. Following a lecture on Climate Change, which was delivered by the Executive Director of FCG – Mr Abdul-Salam Rahaman, children and sponsors received an animated and practical demonstration on how to optimally plant a tree, plus recycle plastic bottles for drip irrigation, before getting their hands dirty and planting their own indigenous sapling.

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