As part of Rotary’s Environmental Sustainability Program, which holds annually, the Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos in conjunction with Reggae Republic, a socio-humanitarian group, collaborates with Greensprings Anthos House school at Jakande Lekki for a Tree Planting Campaign programme.
The tree planting exercise will take place at Greensprings Anthos House School at Jakande, Lekki on July 6, 2022.
Activities of the day include tree planting exercise, spiced up with Reggae Dance Party and poetic performance on Environment, which will be performed by Evelyn Osagie of The Nation Newspapers.
Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 is part of Rotary International, which has been in existence for over 100 years.
It’s an international Club of over 1.2million people all over the world.
The Rotary Year kicks off on July 1 2022.
Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 has been serving humanity for the past 15 years.
Greensprings Anthos House is a unique school in Nigeria, which provides a safe, secure and well-supported learning environment for children with a variety of needs such as Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, GDD, and Encephalopathy.
It’s underlying philosophy is that every child deserves love, support and opportunity to have access to an education that will allow them to take their place in society.
All these are achieved in an integrated approach through care and therapy, while being committed to strong academic progress delivered as functional skills.
Mrs. Yetunde Dimowo, the President of Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 said that the Club is particularly excited about this partnership in planting exercise because Rotary is all about Service to Humanity.
The Reggae Republic, a socio-humanitarian group, is part of their initiative in planting One Million Reggae Tree in the “Schools Go Green Project.”
According to the Project Coordinator, Washington Uba, Reggae Republic is also happy with this partnership because of their philosophy in “Catching Them Young” with a view to inculcate in young people the culture of saving the Earth and call on Nigerians and especially, Lagosians to join in this noble campaign and culture of tree planting.
Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 shares the same vision and ideals of impacting positively on humanity with the Reggae Republic, this partnership is well made and couldn’t have come at a better time.
He said “Tree planting symbolizes hope and the continuity of life, the journey of planting one Million trees begins with one and we want to encourage our young ones to start planting trees.
“Trees provide enormous benefits to our everyday lives. They filter the air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change, and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals.
“Planting a Million Trees annually by the citizens of the Republic alongside our partners can help save the Earth from deforestation and Climate change.”
Reggae Republic was inspired by the UNESCO declaration on Nov, 29, 2018. It is a forum for intellectual discourse for reggae lovers to learn, research, understand the importance and the impact of the Reggae music as a brand for over half a century in the advancement of humanity.
Since reggae music evokes consciousness in different spheres of human endeavour and in pursuit for a peaceful and harmonious world, the care for the environment and raising awareness on the threat of Climate change comes to mind as a huge concern to the citizens of the Reggae Republic.
It is in this vein, that Reggae Republic created its One Million Reggae Tree Campaign Initiative, an annual event tagged ‘29th November’. It’s main purpose is to address the challenges of Desertification and Climate Change with the rest of the World.
“Together, we can sustain “the Rhythms of life” by Planting a Reggae Tree,” they said.