Haiti - Planting for the future
MCC’s program in environmental education is helping students in the Artibonite Valley recognize the important role they play in protecting Haiti’s fragile environment. Your gift helps plant trees and teach students to care for the environment around them.
The tree planting program provides not only trees but also the instructional materials and professional support teachers need to help students learn to care for seedlings, improve the soil and create small tree nurseries. Studens also grow plots of trees near their homes and schools and organize trash cleanup days.
“My family grows trees so we can pay for school and other things,” says 13-year-old Beethovens Jerôme. “Now I know to plant ten trees for every one we have to cut down.”
$45 Cdn./$38 U.S. pays for a teacher’s kit.
$243 Cdn./$207 U.S. is the cost of setting up a plot of trees at a school.