At least ten Secondary schools in Yaounde have received tree seedlings in an operation to promote enviromental protection in the educational milieu.
The project dubbed “Greeen School” was launched on Thursday October 11 at the Lycée General Leclerc by the Israeli Ambassador to Cameroon H.E Rand Gidor and the Minister of Secondary Education, Prof. Nalova Lyonga.
Initiated by the Shalom club(made up of former beneficiaries of Israel’s Mashaav programs), the Green School project seeks to sensitise students on climate change, desertification as well the importance of preserving the environment and protect nature.
“Cameeroon has been blessed with a wonderful climate. A lot of rain, a lot of water and very fertile soil…Israel know the importance of trees for survival and this is why we decided to launch this project in Cameroon together with the Shalom club,”Ambassador Ran Gidor said.
Thus over thirty schools in Yaounde will be trained on planting, maintaining and cultivating trees to provide a green environment in the academique milieu.
Matching words to action, the Ambassaor HE Ran Gidor as well as Minister Nalova Lyonga and the President of Shalom club Cameroon, Ebode Sylvain Blaise proceeded to plant a few trees at the Lycée Leclerc to launch the project. Working tools were also donated to the school to help facilitate in the various works involved.
The Green school initiative was lauded by the Minister of Secondary Education Nalova Lyonga who said it falls in line with the her institution’s slogan which advocates for a clean school.