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26.02.2009 Social News

British Council, AGISS engage in tree planting exercise


The InterAction Strategic Leadership Programme (IASLP) of the British Council has undertaken a tree planting exercise at the Accra Girls Senior High School as part of an environment protection programme.

The tree planting exercise was undertaken by 22 participants from across sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom with 60 students from the school as part of British Council's Climate Change Project and School Linking Programme, Connecting Classrooms.

The participants were made up of heads of civil society and leaders in various institutions who interacted with the students on the vision of transforming the lives of people through better leadership and networking.

Mr Napoleon Enaghogho Esemudje, Head of Human Resource/Administration of Fidelity Bank in Nigeria and a participant, told GNA that the programme supported by the British Council was aimed at educating the students on how to keep the environment safe and be strategic leaders.

Some 60 seedlings of various tree species including Blighia Sapida, Terminalia Montalis, Cassia Siamea and Cassia Spectabilis were planted on the school compound.

The students have been given the task to nurture and take pictures of the trees and send them to the participants in their various countries as the trees grow.