These saplings come from seeds that students and staff of the schools had planted in November 2018.
Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent
Students of Habitat Schools, UAE, handed over 6000 saplings of two varieties, Moringa Olifera (drumstick) and Sesbania Grandiflora (agathi) to Ajman Municipality under its “Seed-To-Plant” initiative on Thursday.
Ajman Municipality has supported the school’s initiative since its inception in November 2018. These saplings come from seeds that students and staff of the schools had planted in November 2018.
The Agriculture and Public Park officials from Ajman Municipality Maryam Ganim and Dr. Ali Hamad received the saplings from a group of students from various Habitat Schools in a simple handover ceremony held at Habitat School Al Jurf Ajman football ground. They were all praised for the great effort that had involved all school students and staff and spoke about giving continued support to Habitat Schools and its various initiatives in the future as well.
This handing over of saplings was held in quick succession to Habitat Schools having achieved a new Guinness World Records title for the “Largest distribution of Saplings,” at one venue on April 30.
Ajman Municipality has offered wonderful and gracious support to this programme throughout its duration and we are sure this initiative has been successful in raising environmental awareness among the community.
After handing of the saplings to Ajman Municipality, around 2000 saplings of these outdoor varieties of plants will be still available with Habitat Schools. In the spirit of spreading this care, if any member of the general public desires to receive some of these saplings, he/she may get back at email@example.com with an initial request. Interested persons will have to fill out a Letter of Care and submit it to receive saplings. Sapling varieties are such that they need an outdoor space to plant.
Rizli Ahmedali, Executive Secretary of the Habitat Schools, said that this project was started in the Year of Zayed, for honouring the ecological sensitivity of the Founding Father of the UAE. The group of schools completed the second phase of distribution. Now they are moving into the third phase of sapling handover in the Year of Tolerance.
He said, “The support of Ajman Municipality was critical to this initiative as every planted sapling is a life and we had to ensure continuous support for the saplings after the distribution event had taken place. This wonderful kindness and support was what made us take this project ahead.”
More than 600 students and staff of schools, under the direction of Ajman Police Department, took part in the event.
Ajman Centre for Social Responsibility (Ajman CSR) implemented the ‘School Bag’ initiative, whereby more than 1,700 school bags were distributed among students from the first to ninth grades that are affiliated with the IHCO.
Commenting on the incident, the Ministry of Education indicated that the school was not licensed and did not exist in the licensing records, calling on parents to investigate the accuracy when choosing a school to enroll their children in.
AJMAN: Abdullah Al Muwaiji, Chairman of Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) received a Korean economic delegation led by the South Korean Consul General Chun Young Wook, to explore paths of further accelerating economic cooperation and the most important investment opportunities available in Ajman and Korea. The visit also aimed to increase the trade volume between the two parties.
The first operation targeted a gang attempting to trade 99kg of Captagon, worth Dhs31m, in different regions of the country. The three individuals involved were arrested following a well-planned ambush by the Dubai Police.
The crash happened in Kohat district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to the local emergency official and state-run media.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Thursday of the 998 children still separated, 148 were in the process of reunification.