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LANEC Takes Tree Planting Operation To Northwest 

By Nformi Sonde Kinsai

— The Yaounde-based Little Angels of the Environment Cameroon, LANEC, have extended their tree planting exercise to the Northwest Region of Cameroon.

LANEC kids planting trees in Ndop

It was within this framework that the children of ages between eight and 24 that make up the organisation, visited and planted trees at the Resurrection Garden of the Holy Union Sisters Convent, Ndop; Saboga Park, Bafut; and Golden Jubilee Space in St. Bedes College, Ashing Kom.

The caravan dubbed: “LANEC for a Green Economy to the Northwest Region,” also took the children to the Ndawara Tea Estate and Ranch, and the UNVDA rice processing unit in Ndop.

The environmental sensitisation operation, which took place from July 26 to 29, 2012, was an outreach exercise in line with the UNEP/TUNZA programme with Children for Children and Youth, the Plant for the Planet Initiative and the Earth Child Institute.

According to a press release issued by 11-year old Leanna Ada Ekukole, who is the Public Relations Officer of the Junior Board of LANEC, the purpose of the sensitisation campaign to the Northwest was to instill the notion of environmental consciousness in the minds of their peers, as well as members of the general public. Children, who presented papers at the various stops of the visit, used the occasion to disseminate information from international conferences they attended between 2011 and 2012 in South Africa, Indonesia and Brazil.

In a remark in St. Bedes College during the planting of ornamental trees ahead of the college’s golden jubilee in 2013, the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bamenda, His Grace Cornelius Fontem Esua, expressed delight that children at such tender ages were already conscious of the importance of preserving and protecting the environment. He urged the young ambassadors of the environment to remain committed and carry on their engagements in good faith, stating that a healthy environment is a Godly environment.

Meanwhile, at the Resurrection Garden in Ndop, the 50 kids that made up the delegation showed their love for the Saviour and a loved one by each planting, at least, a tree.

For the past years, LANEC has actively been involved in environmental protection initiatives. The activity in the Northwest Region, conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development and represented at by the National Youth Coordinator in that Ministry, was a step towards implementing the Rio+20 summit recommendations that held recently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Northwest tree planting exercise was supervised by the National Coordinator of LANEC, Priscilla Song. Meanwhile, the number of trees planted by LANEC in four regions of the country since 2008 now stands at over 8.000.

First published in The Post print edition no. 01364

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