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Rwanda’s Little Hand Go Green Launches at Vision City Kigali

Joseph Masembe(left) and Eng Ruhamya Coletha(Right) are Joined by children during the tree planting event

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Vision City Kigali, a green city housing project, has partnered with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) to support My Kid Is Superstar CEO Joseph Masembe on in initiative “Rwanda’s Little Hands Go Green,”  campaign across the country.

The new environment conservation campaign is designed to educate children to take part in mass tree planting exercise in Kigali and beyond.

Dubbed “Rwanda’s Little Hands Go Green,” the initiative, an offshoot of ‘Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green’ campaign,was on Saturday embraced by Vision City housing estate and more than 500 school children, REMA Director Eng  Coletha Ruhamya and Rwanda’s Little Hands Go Green director Joseph Masembe  and planted at least 300 horticultural trees around the city who joined the REMA

The initiative, according to Liliane Mupende, the chief executive of Ultimate Developers Ltd (UDL), the developer of Vision City, seeks to put children at the forefront of tree-planting and climate change efforts to help conserve the environment

“The idea is to educate children on the dangers of destroying the environment through irresponsible cutting of trees without replacing them which has far reaching consequences on our environment,” Mupunde told Journalists after the tree planting adding that it’s the children who bear most the consequences when environment is destroyed.

The Little Hands Go Green campaign will work with children under 13 years, teaching them the benefits of a healthy planet within and outside Rwanda.

With about five million children in Rwanda, the Director-General of REMA, Eng. Coletha Ruhamya, said the Little Hands Go Green campaign is a great milestone toward conserving the country’s environment and promoting green growth.

It means if each child started planting a tree every year today, 20 years from now they will have planted more than 100 million trees, which would play a great role in protecting and sustaining the environment, she noted.

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