‘Grow trees with Children’ – Sri Lanka

The End Child Poverty Knowledge Centre, joined hands with the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in planting trees to commemorate  ECP@10 (10th anniversary of Arigatou International – End Child Poverty).

The Knowledge Center visited two schools in Galle District where they planted hundreds of trees  and distributed tree seedlings among children, parents, teachers and staff and members of Sarvodaya Shramadana Societies to plant a in their gardens. These tree seedlings were carefully selected to be compatible with the ecosystem in the area as well as fruit trees to promote zero hunger. They included Jack Plants, Cashew Plants, Mango Plants and Guava plants.

The tree-planting campaign is being conducted in 25 districts in Sri Lanka and aims to plant more than 2000 plants across the country. Tree planting is part of the wider ECP@10 campaign and aims to grow 1 million trees worldwide as a way of mobilizing our constituencies to face the challenge of climate change and its nexus. with poverty. 

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