AAR Healthcare extends Tree for health initiative in Eldoret!

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AAR Healthcare Friday engaged students in planting/growing over 2,000 Trees at Kapseret Forest Station./Photo Glaudia Jepkoech

AAR Healthcare Friday extended its Trees for Health (T4H) initiative to Eldoret, As part of this initiative, the healthcare provider led residents of Eldoret in planting 2,000 trees at Kapseret forest station highlighting the company’s commitment to promoting sustainable ecosystems.

Part of the Trees for Health initiative is aimed at planting 37,000 trees in 2023 as part of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and community well being.

AAR Healthcare Eldoret Branch Manager, Dr. Luke Shiundu addressing the media at kapseret Forest Station /Photo Glaudia Jepkoech

Speaking at the event, the AAR Healthcare Eldoret Branch Manager, Dr. Luke Shiundu said, “As a medical firm, we understand the key role that the environment plays in the well being of our communities. This activity is guided by our Environmental pillar, which demands of us to care for our environment through tree planting, environmental awareness & education. This pillar is anchored to the UN SDG 15 which ensures we protect, restore and promote sustainable use of ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, and combat desertification.”

Dr. Abraham Kipkemboi Serem, the Uasin Gishu County Executive Committee Member for Water,Sanitation, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change commended AAR Healthcare for its tree-planting initiative, which aligns with the government’s plan to plant 15 billion trees by 2032 as part of its effort to mitigate the effects of climate change.

He said, “I congratulate AAR Healthcare for this noble initiative, which demonstrates their commitment to promoting sustainable ecosystems and mitigating the effects of climate change. The Uasin Gishu County Government fully supports this initiative and encourages other organizations to follow in their footsteps.”

The T4H initiative is implemented through AAR Healthcare’s employee voluntary Program (EVP) and community engagement by partnering with schools at both the primary and secondary school levels as well as other institutions across the country. Through its Trees for Health initiative, AAR Healthcare aims to create a greener and healthier environment for the community while also contributing to the fight against climate change.

The company believes that small steps, such as tree planting, can make a significant impact in creating a sustainable future for all. As the company continues to roll out its Trees for Health initiative in other regions, they hope to inspire other organizations to take similar steps towards environmental sustainability and community well being.

Kapseret Forest Station manager Joseph Ondieki noted over 20 hectares of the 60 hectares of the degraded Kapseret forest was under afforestation.

Hundreds of Students from Little lamps school took part in the conservation efforts.

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