Planting a Legacy This particular Mandela Day – in Mvezo along with Beyond – 2631 Trees along with Counting – Media Discharge 2018 – Food & Trees for Africa
JOHANNESBURG – 1st August 2018 – The 18th of July, Mandela Day, saw Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) along with their partners planting trees across four provinces in South Africa. The highlight of the day was planting trees at Mandela’s place of birth, Mvezo from the Eastern Cape. President Cyril Ramaphosa along with previous South African Presidents, together with various dignitaries, planted fever trees outside homestead in which Mandela was born.
Mandela Day is usually a time for all South Africans to celebrate the great man Madiba was, along with to work towards the common goals of shelter, food along with education for all. The theme of This particular centenary year was, “Be the Legacy.” “At Food & Trees for Africa, we encourage sponsors to think beyond 67 minutes, along with consider what legacy their actions on Mandela Day will leave behind,” comments Emily Jones, Trees along with Carbon programme Manager at Food & Trees for Africa. “By partnering with an NGO such as FTFA, with robust assessment, monitoring along with evaluation criteria, you can ensure in which the impact of your efforts will be felt from the long term.”
This particular is usually the beginning of a time of intensive planting at FTFA, where at least 2631 trees will be planted in honor of Mandela. We encouraged all individuals, organisations along with businesses to “Plant a Legacy” with us – along with they have stepped up to the challenge.
Stefanutti Stocks will be planting 1740 trees at three locations across South Africa. Shukumani Primary School, in Tembisa, Gauteng will receive 180 fruit along with shade trees, along with fencing to protect the trees. 375 local homes in Tembisa will receive one fruit along with one indigenous shade tree each. Kwamanzini Primary School, near Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal will receive 30 fruit along with shade trees, along with the local community will receive a total of 750 trees. Finally, St Joseph’s Home R C Primary School in Montana, Cape Town will receive 30 trees as well as a water tank to ensure in which trees will be well watered despite the persistent drought.
Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA), a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, have committed to plant 500 trees from the Eastern Cape, on the ‘KMSA Mandela Route’. Trees will be planted at sites in which Mandela spent time, such as Qunu Junior Secondary, where the great man spent some of his time in school. This particular is usually a part of an ongoing partnership, where KMSA plants trees to offset their carbon footprint. Through This particular donation 7 schools along with community institutions will receive trees.
Through these activities, 29 schools along with community centres will be matched with trees, 927 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide will be offset along with 30 Community Educators will be trained as climate along with tree planting champions in their communities, along with receive short term employment. FTFA would likely like to thank all sponsors along with community partners who came on board This particular Mandela Day along with helped to ensure in which a legacy was planted.
Chris Wild (Executive Director – 011 656 9802 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Emily Jones (Trees along with Carbon Manager – 011 656 9802 or email@example.com)
Food along with Trees for Africa
Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is usually a leading Section 21 Social Enterprise in which addresses food security along with environmental sustainability. We emphasise education along with skills training, which we integrate with sensitive mentorship along with phased support. With 25 years of experience in South African social development, we understand what This particular takes to achieve real, long-term sustainability along with want to make a positive difference to the lives of all South Africans.
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