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KENYA: Working toward a green campus

Don Bosco Tech Africa and the Green TVET project

Don Bosco Embu engages in afforestation initiative


(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Tech Africa has been implementing the Green TVET (technical and vocational education) project in collaboration with the local Salesian planning and development office. As part of this project, tree nurseries have been developed in the five implementing countries of Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar and Nigeria.

Through these efforts, Don Bosco Technical Secondary School Embu (Don Bosco Embu) in Kenya is working toward a green campus, community and culture. Efforts include knowledge sharing and incorporating the importance of environmental conservation and management in youth programs and community wide.

Don Bosco Embu is taking advantage of the ongoing rains to carry out a massive afforestation initiative at the institution and the surrounding area with seedlings supplied by a tree nursery. This initiative is a crucial step toward greening and preserving the environment while promoting sustainability. Some of the trees will provide fruit to be consumed by the community. The presence of the fruits will also attract different biodiversity that in the long run may lead to a self-sustaining ecosystem.

A Salesian said, “The collaboration between Don Bosco Tech Africa, the Salesian planning and development office, and the local community in Don Bosco Embu showcases the importance of partnerships in achieving long-term environmental goals.”

Don Bosco Tech Africa is the coordinating body for the Don Bosco technical and vocational schools in the Africa region. The organization coordinates approximately 110 centers spread over 34 countries. Salesians aim to empower centers to deliver demand-driven and quality training to the marginalized and at-risk youth who gain employable skills through the centers. Don Bosco Tech Africa has trained Salesian technical and vocation center management and staff as part of the Trainers-of-Trainers program.



Photo courtesy of Don Bosco Africa

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