Celebrating the International Forest Day with the youths of Latiya and Gura Topp communities
On the 21st of March 2016, EDEN observed the International Forest Day and used the avenue to reach out to the youths from both Latiya and Guratopp communities surrounding the farm and 33 youths were in attendance.
They were engaged in a group discussion, as they discussed about stories of what they have heard about trees or forest from their parents, where they could still find forest on the Jos-Plateau, importance of forest and trees and how and what to do to improve on the disappearing forest.
The discussion brought in a lot of inputs from them as they highlighted that the wooded areas were kept to ensure the hunting of wild games and they mention wooded areas which are now reserves (for example Amurum Forest Reserve) and they were made to know of the Dulu Forest at Mushere. They all agreed that the forest is very important to the human community in providing shade, food, oxygen and clean water. They highlighted the need for everyone present to ensure the advise those who fell tree to replant them and as much as possible discourage the indiscriminate felling of trees.
The event was wrap with a visit to the nursery where we have indigenous tree species been propagated.