The Mothers of the Forest: the results are in

Eva and Esther, Mothers of the Forest

If you pause a moment to reflect on the smiles of Eva (right) our Mothers of the Forest facilitator and Esther, one of the Mothers, you’ll see our women’s empowerment group has gone from strength to strength. Since February this year, they’ve been arriving at their twice monthly meetings 2 hours early for lessons. They undertake an hour of Kiswahili and English, and an hour of maths, both provided by local educator, Michael Jefwa.

Permaculture Knowledge Comes to Boré

We’re delighted to share news that Eva Jefa (our women’s empowerment group facilitator) and Esther Kombe (Chair of the Boré Green Umbrella) are about to embark on an important journey. They’ll be heading upcountry to complete a 10 day Permaculture Design Course with Josephat Barasa of the Practical Permaculture Institute of Kenya. The course will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Help! We’re Planting Trees for the Greenest Writing Contest in the World!

The Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Poster

When the bell tolls at midnight on Monday 31st December 2018, it will mark the end of the 5th Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, fondly known as MOLP. This prestigious international short story and poetry contest has done some amazing things to help the planet and some of its poorest people, over the past 4 years. […]