The University of Nairobi in partnership with the Equity Group Foundation and the Kenya Forest Service facilitated a community tree planting exercise at the University of Nairobi’s Upper Kabete Campus on Tuesday May 18th, 2021.
Equity Group Foundation donated about 7,000 trees which were planted in identified grounds at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services and the Wangari Maathai Institute. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, tree planting is now viewed as a necessary exercise to promote the production of oxygen.
Leading the University of Nairobi community was the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama. Other key dignitaries present were: Equity Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Polycarp Igathe, Kenya Forest Service’s Chief Conservator of Forests, Mr. Julius Kamau and representative of Nairobi County Commissioner, Mr. Waweru.
The Directorate of University Advancement and Institutional Development staff participated in the exercise that was themed UON@50: Partnering in Afforestation beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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