Part 2: Mothers of the Forest Academy, Boré

Mother of the Forest student and baby

We are delighted to bring you Part 2 of our special report – click here for Part 1 – written by Michael Jefwa, the tutor of our women’s empowerment group, the Mothers of the Forest: With no doubt, many people around the globe will be surprised to see this article, but none more than the […]

Part 1: Mothers of the Forest Academy, Boré

Michael Jefwa, educator of the Mothers of the Forest

Our women’s empowerment group, the Mothers of the Forest, comprises 40 tree planting women from the Boré district in Coast Province. Under the guiding wing of facilitator, Eva, they meet twice a month to share best practice for looking after the forest. Since February 2019, they’ve been coming to their meetings at the Boré Community […]

Life from Life: planting a legacy memorial forest

Heart shaped moss

For environmentalists the world over, the goal of leaving a light green footprint on the planet, can inspire people throughout their lives, right through to their death and beyond. We recognise the importance some might have of planting trees to commemorate their loved ones. We’ve made provisions for the planting of tropical legacy forests in […]

CO2: the UK, the Numbers & How Greta Unpicked the Facts

Greta Thunberg

We do our level best, on our social media feeds, to bring you stories about reforestation, deforestation, climate change and associated matters, prioritising viewpoints from Kenya, but also from around the world. It’s always joyful to find uplifting stories to share – we need those encouraging articles now, more than ever perhaps, as the reality […]

A Festive Vegan Fayre in Chard!

Chard Christmas Vegan Fayre Poster

We were absolutely delighted to host Chard’s inaugural Vegan Fayre on Saturday 20th April at the Guildhall – what an amazing day it was too! Almost 400 ethical consumers came along to enjoy food, arts, crafts and things of an holistic nature, from almost 40 stallholders, offering a wide array of vegan goods and services. […]

Retirement of Trustee

We are sad to announce the retirement of our Forestry Trustee, Ru Hartwell, with immediate effect. Ru is unequivocally the person responsible for our tree planting activities commencing in Boré – do have a watch of our whiteboard animation to get the whole background story. Through his NGO, Community Carbon Link, Ru organised the planting […]

Our Mothers of the Forest in Malindi Clean Up Day

Mothers of the Forest at Malindi Clean Up Day

“There’s a lot more to being an environmentalist, than simply planting trees”. That’s the message our women’s empowerment group facilitator, Eva Jefa, echoes from the folks in our UK office, as she enthuses the Mothers of the Forest, in Kenya. On Saturday 13th April, Eva led a group of Mothers through the streets of Malindi […]

Green Up & Adopt Us as Your Charity of the Year!

Charity of the Year poster for The Word Forest Organisation

Stitching good ethics and sustainability into your business, is no bad thing these days. It can benefit your business, the charity concerned and of course, the planet. It can also increase your customer base too. More and more environmentally conscious consumers are spending their hard earned green pounds and pennies more wisely and the most […]

We’re Seeking Two Volunteers!

Volunteer at the Word Forest Organisation

We’re currently seeking two volunteers to run a variety of fundraising-centric projects for our Lyme Regis based reforestation charity. The Word Forest Organisation plants trees, builds classrooms and facilitates education in impoverished communities in Kenya. We also founded a women’s empowerment group there called Mothers of the Forest. Some of the project headers include: Charity […]

How Our Trees Are Combating Child Prostitution

Child in Kenya

WARNING: DISCUSSES CHILD PROSTITUTION: READ ON WITH CAUTION Seven years ago, the founders of our charity learned that during times of great poverty, some desperate Kenyans have two illegal backstops they frequently turn to, in order to put food in their bellies to survive; felling trees to make a bit of charcoal and child prostitution […]