The other three presidential seedlings were taken by “the members of Environment club and students studying Environment system and society,” Ms. Kasuku explained and disclosed the plans underway for these students to plant the three seedlings “at the State House compound in the course of (the) week.”
Speaking about the Catholic School’s practice over the years in conserving the environment, Ms. Kasuku who has taught at the for 15 years said, “It is our tradition that wherever we go to plant trees, we normally plant 80 trees. So, after planting four seedlings at State House, the remaining 76 will be planted in the school compound.”
Besides the seedlings to be at the State House and in the school compound, Ms. Kasuku clarified, each of the over 700 students in the school will receive a seedling to be planted in their respective homes conforming to the presidential directives on massive tree planting made after the fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) held in Nairobi March 2019.
Apart from Kenya’s President, the anniversary brought together various stakeholders including the Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi Archdiocese David Kamau.
“The Catholic Church remains a committed partner with your (Kenya president’s) government in ensuring that (the) Kenyan child continues achieving holistic education,” Bishop Kamau said in his address on behalf of the Catholic Church in Kenya.
The Nairobi-based Prelate added, “In this regard the Church is not sparing any effort in ensuring that the new curriculum: Competence Based Curriculum is fully implemented, which I believe will provide holistic growth to our children.”
At the event, Kenya’s Head of State who dressed in St. Mary’s School uniform that is in a white shirt with a navy blue blazer bearing the badge of the school and a striped tie, encouraged learning institutions to engage their former students by forming alumni associations.
He appreciated the Catholic Church especially Holy Ghost Fathers who are the founders of the School for running the school and establishing other learning institutions in the country.
Founded in 1939 in the Parklands area of Nairobi, St. Mary’s School was transferred to its present Muthangari area of Westlands in 1946.
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