Drive to plant 40,000 saplings starts with Islamabad’s students

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Zubair Qureshi

A countrywide campaign titled “Youth Ka Green Pakistan” to launch around 40,000 trees began here on Saturday with plantation of saplings in Islamabad Model College for Girls (IMCG) F-7/4 and Islamabad Model College for Boys (IMCB) F-6/3. A non-government organization (NGO) Oxfam’s Programme Quality & Funding Director Uzma Aftab and Programme Director Adeel Qaiser along with college principals of the colleges respectively planted saplings at these institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Oxfam’s Programme Quality & Funding Director Uzma Aftab said Pakistan’s youth, which made up 64pc of the country’s population are the most important actors in driving change.
Youth are today’s active citizens and tomorrow’s leaders. Oxfam’s Youth Ka Green Pakistan campaign encourages young people to both share their perspectives on the kind of future they want to see for their country and take active part in creating such a future”. At the IMCB, Adeel Qaiser stressed the importance of the aftercare of the planted trees. He said, “I am happy to see such active participation of our youth.
We need to take this tree plantation movement to such level as it can make our part of the globe a healthier place to live for future generations.” The campaign is being led by Oxfam’s Empower Youth for Work (EYW) team headed by SeherAfsheen and activities will continue till the end of August.

 

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