To invigorate further its “One Endemic Tree Per Family” Campaign and to sensitize college students about the value of, and to take ownership for, the sustained health of their environment, ELI Africa was at Forest Side State Secondary School on Friday 12th of June 2015. The day was marked by a talk by our founder, Mr. Vedant Seeam, and a planting event.
Mr. Vedant Seeam focused his speech on the ability of everyone to make difference in his or her society. He encouraged students to use their knowledge to carry further the philosophy of the common good. In addition to this, those present had the opportunity to know more about the projects ELI Africa initiated for the welfare of our community. Following his speech, Vedant Seeam, followed by the other students, proceeded to the planting of endemic plants. In all, 9 endemic plants were planted on that day! “The endemic plants symbolize our heritage and the objective of our campaign is to demonstrate that simple actions by ordinary citizens can change the future,” emphasized Mr. Seeam.
Ritesh Issuri, Head Boy of the college and a member of ELI Africa says that “As buildings are cropping up on our small island, one can see that it has become more important than ever to look at our own landscapes as a refuge for biodiversity.”
The boys said that we inspired them to be better citizens but on the contrary, they inspire us to continue what we have started. If for you as well your school is your family and you would like to collaborate with ELI Africa to carry further our campaign, feel free to contact us.