By Bakah Derick in Bamenda 

Earth Rangers a non-governmental Initiative has enriched the Nkwen Sacred Forest with no fewer than 300tress.
The 300tress were handed over during an event on Friday July 13 to the Fon of Nkwen at the Nkwen Fon’s Palace.  
His Royal Highness Fon Azehfor III in a group picture with the Earth Rangers.
According to Ngalim Frankline lead of the Earth Rangers team, the visit to the Nkwen Fon’s was to help the young members of the team to learn about the role of culture and tradition in environmental protection as well as plant trees around the Nkwen Fon’s palace and in the sacred forest of Nkwen Fondom. 
Limnyuy Kezia is the daughter of the Coordinator of Reforestation Task Force (RETAFO) and she enjoys serving as an Earth Ranger.

Addressing the Earth Rangers delegation after receiving the tress, the Fon of Nkwen spoke on the importance of trees and emphasized on the fact that culture and tradition depends on the environment.  HRH Fon Azehfor III lauded the efforts of the not for profit non-governmental organization The Greens and partners for taking up the initiative of engaging young people in community service through Earth Rangers while appreciating the tree donation.  In what was highly appreciated, the traditional leader of the Nkwen promised to buy all school going Earth Rangers back to school books. 
300 Trees donated to Nkwen Fon's palace by @thegreens and partners
The trees were then planted around the Nkwen Fon’s palace and sacred forest. 
As to what was the take home from the Nkwen Palace exercise, Ngalim Frankline noted “At the end of the event, the Fon was very proud of our achievements and supported the Earth Rangers with FCFA 30.000 for transportation. It was indeed a great day and the Earth Rangers recorded the following achievements: Learned about the customs and tradition of the people of Nkwen Fondom, the role of culture and tradition in environmental protection, Planted 200 trees in Nkwen Palace and Nkwen Sacred Forest, mrt the Fon of Nkwen for the first time who encouraged us to continue to serve and had fun and served their community” 
Reacting on the books promise by the Fon, Ngalim Frankline also fondly called Mr Green noted “In September we are hoping that these children who make up the Earth Rangers family will go back to school with royal books.” 
Digging of holes for tree planting in front of the Fon's palace
The team leader noted with satisfaction that though the Earth Rangers Summer Holiday program looks young a lot has been achieved including the planting of the 300trees in Nkwen with the hope of raising the number to 1000tress in future and extend to other communities. 
 
“So far the Earth Rangers Summer holiday program, the pioneer edition has permitted the Earth Rangers (the young people who are members of the initiative) have received lessons on environmental education at The Greens. They also had the chance to visit the St Dominique Monastery in Mbengwi where they learned about the role of Christianity in environmental protection as well as plated some trees and flowers.” The Greens Executive Director an Initiator of Earth Rangers said
Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or debakah2004@gmail.com.

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