Could You Donate a Projector & Screen?

Poster asking for someone to donate a projector and screen

Our little environmental documentary, #TreesAreTheKey is nearly a month old and doing well! Its recent premiere in Lyme Regis was well received and our subsequent plea for planet-loving groups to put on fundraising community screenings, has been spreading far and wide; we’ve got a few nice ones lined up here in the South West. Cheers […]

#TreesAreTheKey : how the premiere panned out

Premiere audience of #TreesAreTheKey entering The Marine Theatre

On Wednesday 2nd October at The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis we hosted the first screening of #TreesAreTheKey by Tim Short, narrated by Kate Winslet. We’d sold almost 100 tickets leading up to the event. Sophia, the theatre manager, reliably reassured us there would likely be, ‘a good few walk in’s on the night’ – indeed there were.

Mothers of the Forest Take Their First Exams

The Mothers of the Forest doing their first exams

Recently, we brought you up to speed with our ongoing education programme for our women’s empowerment group, the Mothers of the Forest. If you missed the updates, click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2. Yesterday, marked the first of two monthly meetings for this active group of women tree planters from the […]

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 […]

Our Visit to Kenya 2019: a brief outline

110,000 new saplings at the Boré main nursery

The dust is just beginning to settle on our teams’s annual monitoring and evaluation visit to Kenya, for 2019. Tracey and Simon West and Ru Hartwell – our CEO, Chair of Trustees and Trustee respectively – spent February in Boré, Coast Province. They were also accompanied for the month by volunteer and bushcraft tutor, Steve […]

A Tremendous 21 Months – Thanks To You!

A Whopping Great #GivingTuesday You folks are truly amazing, so many of you stepped up to the plate on #GivingTuesday and together we raised a stupendous £7,385. This will get almost 3,000 trees planted which will absorb 738½ tonnes of CO2 in a handful of years, and build more than 70% of a new classroom, and that’s before doubling by PayPal! Asante […]

Our Progress at Kadunguni Primary School

Our staff room at Kadunguni Primary School, Boré

Here’s a fabulous shot of the staff room we’ve built at Kadunguni Primary School, our second major school project. Thanks to all the supporters of our reforestation and classroom building charity – we’re making amazing mini-miracles happen over in Kenya. According to our forestry expert Trustee Ru Hartwell – who took the photograph and has […]

Gallery: the Classroom and the Library

Kundeni Primary School students in their new classroom

Our project manager in Kenya, Alex Katana is an absolute star! Despite the constraints of not having brilliant access to the Internet or electricity, he keeps us well apprised of what’s going on by sending lots of images and short videos through Whatsapp – thank goodness for these simple solutions. I thought you might like […]