Afforestation is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees (forestation) in an area where there was no previous tree cover.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree” – Martin Luther King Jr.
ONE CHILD, ONE TREE PROGRAM
The government has devised an innovative plan to generate awareness for greater greenery in the country with its “One Child, One tree” Programme that started this year.
This time the Programme that is meant to involve nursery-going children is an ambitious plan to have them plant a seed and nurture the plant till it grows into a tree.
The idea is to create a bond between children and trees, right from childhood, Environment Minister said, With the ‘One child, one tree’ Programme the environment ministry plans to start getting children in nursery schools to sow a seed in their schools and have them to nurture the plant individually till the time they remain in nursery classes.
When the same children leave the nursery and move on to proper schools, they will be carrying the plant that they sowed with them and replant it at their homes or anywhere else that they want to and where they can track the growth of the tree.
As the children grow up, the plant will also grow with the same children looking after them. This way by the time a child grows into an adult, he or she is also likely to develop a special bond with the tree that they planted.
TFGS ZHOB AND TFGS KILA SAIFULLAH LAUNCHED
ONE CHILD ONE TREE
SAVE THE NATURE CAMPAIGN
Taaleem Foundation along with SBZ Associates, Balochistan Forest Department, District Governments of Zhob and Kila Saifullah launched ONE CHILD ONE TREE, SAVE THE NATURE CAMPAIGN.
The Principals TF School Zhob & Kila Saifullah, while talking to the students on this occasion highlighted the importance of plants in the context of current climate change which in turns, the cause of Global Warming. They also added that our religion also teaches us to plant trees.
They thanked the official of Forest Department for providing 1000 tress showing kind interest and cooperation. Meanwhile the school with help of Syndicate will identify community and local areas where the students can plant the Trees. Each student has been tasked to plant the tree at his or her family land, take care of it with help of his/her family and nurture the tree so that it can become self-sustainable.
The school will write a diary note for students where parents and families can give written consent on diary that they agree to support their child and helping school make the children socially responsible.
If children and their families will take care of the trees then water management will not be an issue.
In addition, TFGS Board position holders will plant trees with their name plaque.
One tree each year for any child who secures any of 1st three board positions.
Further senior students with teachers also visited F.G High school & Al-Huda school planted trees their & also discussed the importance of trees with the students & teachers of these schools.