Blantyre Press Club (BPC) says the involvement of children in tree planting is very essential in mitigating effects of climate change.
Secretary General for the club Esther Nyanja made the comment on the sidelines of a tree planting exercise in areas around Ndirande Mountain where pupils from Ndirande Private School participated.
“As a club we have engaged these young people to ensure that they start conserving the environment at a tender age and that they should appreciate the consequences that come when natural resources are destroyed.”
The exercise was done in collaboration with PUMA energy and its Managing Director Dr Davies Lanjesi commended BPC for involving children in the exercise saying they have instilled a spirit of environmental conservation in the children.
“I would like to commend BPC for involving children in the exercise, one pupil actually wrote a name besides the tree he planted and communities should assist such children who are interested in restoring nature,” Lanjesi said.
Meanwhile, communities around Ndirande Mountain have pledged to manage the 5,000 trees that have been planted.
Since they partnered in 2013, PUMA energy and Blantyre Press Club have managed to plant over 350,000 trees across Malawi.