Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb took initiative to officially celebrate Arbour day with four various Primary schools in Tsumeb recently. The schools were Francis Galton Primary school, Tsumeb English Medium, St Francis Primary and Kuvukiland Primary school.
The schools planted indigenous trees provided by Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb. Mrs. Cornelia Erasmus, Principal at Francis Galton Primary School stated that, her school appreciates what Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb does for them, even when we don’t ask for it. “Planting a tree means giving life, and we really are grateful”.
“It is vital that children have an opportunity to connect with nature for their well-being and development. Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb aim is to enlighten leaners about the importance of planting and conserving trees, while also acknowledging the significance and the value of trees to our environment and lives” said Violine Kavindjima, Junior Environmental officer at Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb.
The schools were requested to prepare holes at the areas where they would want the trees to be planted. Trees planted were Phanton tree, Wild Olive, White Karee, Sausage tree and Ebbehout tree.
Kavindjima further noted, “children will act as ambassadors of conservation, by spreading the message among themselves and the community at large”.
“This is a good initiative, these trees will be of much assistance and we have to tell the kids that the trees being planted today are indigenous” added the Head of Department at Kuvukiland Primary School, Obed Kuvanga.
Many countries including Namibia, partake in planting trees on Arbour Day. This national execution annually takes place in Namibia on the second Friday in October. Arbour Day celebrates the significance of trees and green spaces. Dundee Precious Metals commemorated the Arbour day by planting four indigenous trees at each school.