Kenyatta primary school in Nakuru pupils and staff are celebrating after the “Book Warriors” visited their school and planted trees. The school which borders Afraha High school and Afraha stadium was the first to benefit from the green project courtesy of the book warriors.
The Book Warriors club is a group of university students and artists who aim to improve performance in public primary schools in Nakuru County.
“We chose to start with Kenyatta primary school since we are neighbours and have had a long reading culture with them,” said Ms. Purity Kavuri the Librarian in charge at Kenya National Library Services, Nakuru. She is also the patron of the Book Warriors club.
Speaking at the same event, Mr. John Macharia who is an administrator at Nakuru County headquarters encouraged the young pupils never to give up despite the challenges they might face in life.
‘It took me six years through four secondary schools to finish my secondary school but I never gave up. After secondary school I used to wash loos for Nakuru municipal council and this is how I financed my post-secondary education,” revealed Mr. Macharia to the unbelieving pupils.
The Kenyatta primary school Head teacher exhorted the pupils to take good care of the trees. Members of the wildlife club and class five pupils were tasked with tending the seedlings.
“Each one of you should adopt a tree to look after until it’s fully stable. Water regularly, mulch and weed your adopted trees. This is another way to develop your personal responsibility,” said the head teacher.
The tree planting exercise took place on Friday, 26th June 2015 afternoon and the seedlings planted include indigenous plants and fruit trees.