The Musoto Christian School had very little tree cover and the idea of planting fruit and wind-breaking trees was first suggested in May 2015. So far 54 young trees have been planted by the community and all sorts of benefits have been seen:
· The tree shade should reduce our classroom cooling bills by up to 90% and will provide the school with a welcoming and inviting atmosphere where parents and children can linger and relax in the cool shade;
· The fruit trees provide fresh and nutritious food for the entire School;
· The tree canopy and root system filters water for the school borehole and helps absorb carbon dioxide from the toxic breweries;
· The trees help to create a calming atmosphere and allow children access to nature;
· The whole project has seen great teamwork in action and has instilled a greater sense of pride in the community.
With your help we can move to the next stage of the project - to bring trees to the village of Musoto.