Monday 10 August, 2020

Digicel getting involved in Million Tree Initiative

Members of Digicel Team with Students from Holy Innocents Primary and St. Thomas Committee, planting trees for the million trees initiative

Members of Digicel Team with Students from Holy Innocents Primary and St. Thomas Committee, planting trees for the million trees initiative

As part of the Barbados We Gatherin’ initiative Digicel partnered with the St. Thomas committee to conduct its very first tree-planting activity at the Holy Innocents Primary School.

All in keeping with the call by Prime Minister Mia Mottley to plant one million trees by December 2020.

The We Gatherin’ St. Thomas Committee, volunteers from Birmingham UK and a group of students from the Holy Innocents Primary School were all present to take part and execute the day’s tree-planting (March 9).

A number of trees were planted along the school’s border. The trees selected included a clamacherry to provide share in its maturity and fruit trees like pomegranate and gooseberry, just to name a few.

Digicel (Barbados ) Marketing Manager Risha Daniel and Marketing Executive Ayisha Moore-Niles were present. Daniel said:

“Trees are not just necessary, they’re an essential part of our ecosystem and at Digicel we want the children in our communities to understand that. We hope that the students of the Holy Innocent’s Primary School care for the trees so that in the years to come they can benefit from their fruit, shade and beauty, all while remembering that they did their part in ensuring that we as a society protect and improve life, not only for Barbadians but for the wider human race."

She also went on to call for more members of corporate Barbados to get involved with the initiative going forward.

"We also want to encourage all of corporate Barbados to get involved in this initiative to take care of the country in which we live, work and play.”

Digicel Tree Planting at Holy Innocents Primary

Prime Minister Mia Mottley launched the Million Trees for 2020 Project at the Daryll Jordan Secondary School in 2019 as part of a national initiative to build sustainability, resilience and food security against the current, and pending, effects of climate change.

The parish of St Thomas is the focus of We Gatherin' for March.

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