The coming on board of the Crops Divison of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, to join forces with the young climate activists of the Samoa Victim Support Group Junior (SVSG Junior), is a step forward for the climate resilience initiative.
The partnership will see the Crops Division at Nuu supplying seedlings and plants for the Project, while the youths will promote tree planting within the community.
For a start, the Campus of Hope compound will be the first pilot site, with the SVSG Juniors scheduling a fruit tree planting activity on Saturday, 25 January 2020 from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
Close to 20 youth volunteers who helped with the cleaning up of the surrounding environment for some of the families worst affected by the measles, will join in the climate resilience initiative.
The youths believe that educating our own families on ways to help conserve and preserve the environment is their contribution towards climate change action.
From sorting out waste and recycle materials to proper composts to tree planting, we are helping with the pressing need for action to allieviate the effects of climate change.
“Thank you so much Moafanua Tolo Tiosefa, the Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the Crops Division at Nuu, for being so accommodating towards our needs for plant and seedling supplies for our project. We are excited of what lies ahead of us with this climate resilience initiative.” Siliniu Lina Chang, SVSG President