Kids on a mission to protect the environment

The strength of children is sometimes underestimated but Rwanda’s children have proved their ability to become super heroes of the environment. Most children do things after following instructions, but others are creative and enjoy being useful. Judith Teta, 11, is a P.5 pupil at Kigali Harvest. She says that she can never stay behind when elders are implementing national programs like tree planting.

The strength of children is sometimes underestimated but Rwanda’s children have proved their ability to become super heroes of the environment.

Most children do things after following instructions, but others are creative and enjoy being useful.

Judith Teta, 11, is a P.5 pupil at Kigali Harvest. She says that she can never stay behind when elders are implementing national programs like tree planting.

“I contributed to the tree planting program by planting two trees last month. One at the back of our house and another at the side of the house,” Teta said.

Teta said that she wanted to plant more trees but she ran short of the plants.

“I encourage fellow children to participate in such programs,” she said.

Bosco Nsabimana, 12, is a P.6 pupil at Kimihurura Primary school. He said that sometimes it’s hard for parents to give them the chance to go out of the gate and participate in these programs.

“I have managed to plant a few trees and made trenches in our home garden. I wanted to control running water because of the steep ground,” he said.

Jean Claude Mudenge a parent said it is important for both teachers and parents to let children understand and possibly participate in tree planting.

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