CHD Conservation Kenya Hosts United States Forest Service.

CHD Conservation Kenya was delighted to host officials from the United States Forest Service (USFS) who financed our Carbon Restoration & Conservation Education Centre which comprises a tree nursery and model kitchen garden. In attendance was their Africa and Middle East Project Manager, Kristina Bell, USFS Kenya coordinator, Lavender Alwaka and CHD’s founder and Mpala Executive Director Dr. Winnie Kiiru.

Their arrival kicked off with a brief meeting, after which they visited the Carbon Restoration & Conservation Education Center where they were welcomed by Maasai women from the community who receive regular training at the centre. The Site Manager, Arnold Oricho gave a brief of the work done at the site and the milestones achieved since its inception in March 2023.

‘We understand as an organization that environmental issues don’t have boundaries meaning the decisions we make and work we do locally have an international impact and it’s extremely fulfilling to see in person the work that we are supporting today. You all have so much experience and so much knowledge to share, it’s very humbling to learn from you. Thank you for all the work that you are doing.’ said an impressed Kristina Bell while addressing the gathering at the centre.

They were later taken around the model kitchen garden and tree nursery where they exchanged viewpoints on matters pertaining to the activities carried out at the site. To mark the event, a tree planting activity was carried out where Kristina Bell, Lavender Alwaka and Dr Winnie Kiiru each planted a tree at the site.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to USFS for their visit and for financing our dream whose sole goal is to create a greener and brighter world.

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