Sonwabo greened

2015-08-13 06:00
Nontsha Calana, the teacher, Josh Romsey, learners and Dessie Osterman, during the hand over of the trees at Sonwabo primary school, in Gugulethu, last week.            


PHOTO: 
Mbongiseni Maseko

Nontsha Calana, the teacher, Josh Romsey, learners and Dessie Osterman, during the hand over of the trees at Sonwabo primary school, in Gugulethu, last week. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Sonwabo primary school in Gugulethu is going green after they received a donation of 15 indigenous trees recently.

The donation was made possible thanks to Greenpop Bo Kaap, last Monday.

Zoe Gauld, of Greenpop Bo Kaap, said this was their part in the ongoing Urban Green Programme.

She said they have over 300 beneficiaries of the trees across the city.

They have also made other donations of the trees to other schools in the area before.

“Trees have a number of benefits such as providing shades, wind-breakers, purifying water and many others. They give life,” Gauld said.

Nontsha Calana, a teacher at the school, said the trees will go a long way in helping the school.

“We are very happy, because the trees will beautify our school. This is the practical of what we teach learners in class and the learners are getting involved in the project. What they do is what we teach in class. It is encouraging to see this, because nature conservation is important,” Calana said.

Calana also encouraged residents to make use of spaces they have in their homes to plant trees. She also said Greenpop promised to come back to the school and donate trees for fruits

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