Local reforestation charity to host live-stream with Kenya tonight

LYME Regis-based international reforestation charity, The Word Forest Organisation, has been working throughout lockdown, raising awareness of the planetary value of trees and raising funds to reforest Kenya. 

The charity is also making plans to dramatically increase the amount of trees it plants in the UK, following the successful deployment of 960 saplings in Dorset, Devon and Somerset last autumn. There are plans afoot to plant a tree for every single citizen of Lyme Regis.

Tonight (Thursday) at 7pm, The Word Forest Organisations will be hosting a live-streamed Zoom presentation on how the pandemic has affected their projects in Africa since the imposition of lockdown.

You’ll be able to hear how it’s affecting everyday citizens and see exclusive video reports from their representatives in Kenya, including:

  • Eva Jefa – Boré, Coast Province
  • Michael Jefwa – Boré Singwaya, Coast Province
  • Cyprian Ogoti – Nairobi
  • Solomon Owiti – Rusinga Island near Lake Victoria

More often than not, it’s the women who work hardest of all to budget the food they have, making sure the family gets a fair share. During lockdown, this has become more challenging and it’s pushing their human resilience to the limits: Kenyan’s have enough challenges to deal with, living on the frontline of climate change.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the talk. For free tickets, click here and if you have questions you’d like to submit ahead of the event, email team@WordForest.org

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