——Livingstone Save Our Souls (SOS) children’s village today took part in the ‘plant-a-tree campaign’ which was graced by the chairperson of Zambia Wildlife Conservation Society, Benjamin Mibenge.
During the function Mr Mibenge called on all Zambian people to work together to support government’s efforts to reduce deforestation in the country.
“Zambia has been rated as one of the countries with the highest deforestation levels in the world,” he charged.
Mr Mibenge said this as he donated 100 Moringa trees which, apart from providing huge amounts of oxygen, can also be used in making medicine and serve as food to be planted by the children at the children’s village.
He has called on all land developers to avoid the cutting down of trees indiscriminately as trees play a very important role in the purification of the air and help to conserve soil from erosion among other things.
Mr Mibenge further said that in the last three years, Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), together with volunteers from both Zambia and around the world, planted over 7000 trees.
And SOS acting head teacher, Steven Mulenga, said the initiative of planting trees at the orphanage has added a sense of belonging to the children at the village.
Mr Mulenga also called on all parents raising orphans to make sure that they take good care of the children as they are tomorrow’s future.