As part of activities to mark this year’s World Environment Day Celebration 2020, PPEP GHANA in collaboration with the Volunteers have embarked on a tree planting exercise in communities across the Jasikan and Baika and its surrounding communities in the Oti Region .
Portable, Practical Educational Preparation also known as Project PPEP, was founded by Doctor John David Arnold in 1967. PPEP’s mission is “To improve the quality of rural life.” Over 4,000,000 people have received services from PPEP over the past 45+ years.
PPEP’s services are provided by professional and dedicated staff. These services include a variety of human, economic, micro-business, education, charter schools, health, housing, counseling, employment, job training, humanitarian, and services to the development disabled to name a few. Under the portable, practical education, preparation model these services empower rural people to improve their quality of life and be self-sufficient.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been observing it since 1973.The United Nations uses World Environment Day as a tool to spread awareness about the need to save the environment.
Speaking on the theme, “ Biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential.
Recent events, from bushfires to locust infestations across Africa – and now, a global disease pandemic – demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life, in which they exist” Mr Fenuku Walter, the Country Director of Portable Practical Educational Preparation (PPEP), said the gesture was to help create public awareness and to educate the public on the need to protect the environment from negative human activities.
He said the PPEP Youth Farmers supplied over 1000 tree seedlings to be planted in the schools and Communities .Together with the Volunteers and staff of the NGO we have been able to plant about 500 of the seedlings.
Mr Fenuku said PPEP and the Afforestation Volunteers would be collaborating to produce more of the seedlings to be planted in communities across the districts to help replace the trees cut down or destroyed by human activities.
He therefore tasked the Community Elders to take good care of the trees planted on their compounds to help create healthy environments in their Communities.
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