MhEST in Tree Planting Campaign, Targets 50,000 Seedlings

Mlambe Health and Social Trust (MhEST) will from 6 February, 2020 embark on a tree planting campaign in Zomba rural aimed at conserving the environment.

The two-week exercise will see the charitable organisation lead other stakeholders in planting over 50,000 fruit and indigenous trees.

MhEST Senior Programmes Officer Spencer Bandawe said: “We’re collaborating with 137 Community-based Organisations (CBOs), traditional leaders and local chiefs in this exercise, after which we’ll train them how to graft and look after the trees.

“As an organisation we believe in the power of partnership, so we would want to support these CBOs who for a long time have been dormant.

“At the end of the day they will have the capacity to source their own income and be able support the vulnerable individuals in their communities.”

Volunteers load donated seedlings into an S.R. Nicholas truck

42,182 seedlings have already been donated since the start of a “Donate A Seedling” campaign in the lead up to the tree planting initiative.

Well wishers willing to donate the remaining 7,818 seedlings needed to reach the minimum 50,000 target can call +265 996 956 525 / 884 703 150 or email zahra.ismail@mhest.org / grace.makonyola@mhest.org.

Those who wish to make monetary contributions may do so via the Mlambe Health and Social Trust Standard Bank account 9100001713520 or through Airtel Money on +265 996 956 525.

Mlambe Health and Social Trust (MhEST) is a charitable organisation based in Zomba, Malawi whose aim is to alleviate vulnerability, poverty and suffering on young people, the elderly and those in need of palliative care.

Volunteers load donated seedlings into an S.R. Nicholas truck

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