CITW Malawi Reforestation Project 2016
CITW Eco-Club and YES Club members were engaged in the planting of, and caring for, trees of different species.
The main activities took place at Nanthomba Centre which feeds four schools and over ten villages.Between April and December 2016, Nanthomba center managed to raise 15 000 seedlings of different tree and fruit species. The seedlings will be distributed in January 2017 to the registered schools, village conservation groups and interested individuals. Eco-Club members from Nanthomba, Kavunguti, Kafulafula and Mlambe Primary Schools and YES Club members from Nanthomba center participated in this initiative.
The general survival rate of planted trees in Malawi as researched by Government is 35%. The Nanthomba Eco-Club and YES members would like to come up with a system so that their trees’ survival rate gets to 50% and above. This involves:
- Education on choosing the right place to plant the trees
- Education on planting and caring for the planted trees
- Joint supervision and monitoring of the planted trees
- Introduction of awards given to those hitting 60% above survival rate. This will only be available to those who have planted 100 seedlings or more.