YFL Team’s Afforestation Efforts

Segera, Laikipia County

    • Environmental Action

YFL team eagerly set out on a mission to make a positive impact on the environment. Armed with shovels, watering cans, and a determination to make a difference, we embarked on a five-hour journey to Segera in Laikipia County, Kenya. Our goal? To assist in the government’s tree-planting efforts and fulfil the YFL team’s pledge to plant a tree for every student who successfully enrolled in an online course. This project was the perfect opportunity to make good on that promise while contributing to Kenya’s response to the UN-declared Decade of Ecosystems Restoration (2021-2030).

In Segera, the YFL team quickly got to work, planting 100 trees with the utmost precision and dedication. The variety of trees we planted included African Olive, fever tree, cedar, podocarpus, and aloe vera, all along the boundary of the two places. The ground was soft and pliable due to the rainy season, making it the perfect time to plant.

Our efforts were not only aimed at preserving the environment but also at supporting the Kenyan government’s #15 billion National Tree Growing and Restoration Campaign initiated by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya, Dr. William Ruto. By planting trees, we were able to contribute to the larger vision of a sustainable and prosperous future for Kenya.