The Blantyre Urban District Education Office says it is planting trees in 21 out of its 61 schools in conjunction with Germany’s Hannover City as one way of keeping the city green and clean.
Blantyre Urban district education manager (DEM) Evelyn Mjima said this on Wednesday during the launch of a Tree Planting Programme held at Blantyre Girls Primary School.
She said so far 1115 tree seedlings have been planted in the schools, but their goal is to plant trees in all the 61 schools by next year.
“We are involving students so that they can learn to protect the environment while they are still young,” Mjima said.
Blantyre City deputy mayor Joseph Makwinja commended Hannover City for supporting Malawi in the tree planting programme.
He said although the project had started after the rains, he was optimistic that the seedlings will grow. n