Advans Ghana Saving and Loans, local subsidiary of a leading international microfinance network-Advans Group, in collaboration with the Ghana Forestry Commission, has organized a tree planting exercise at the Christian Methodist Senior High school within the Weija Gbawe Municipality.
The exercise is part of Advans Ghana’s commitment for the year to re-plant up to 400 trees, which equals the amount of paper the company consumed last year.
The project, as initiated by the CEO of Advans Ghana, Mr. Olivier Bailly Bechet, aims to reinforce Advans Group’s core values of environmental sustainability and giving back to the communities in which Advans operates.
Led by the Deputy CEO of Advans Ghana, Mr. Francis Owiredu, the team visited the school’s campus to plant 100 seedlings as a first phase of the company’s Tree Planting Project, together with members of the school’s environmental club.
In a short presentation prefixing the exercise, Mr. Francis Owiredu on behalf of Advans Ghana donated 10 watering cans, 2 wheel barrows and assorted branded souvenirs to the school and students to aid in caring and sustaining the trees.
In a speech aimed at sensitizing the students, Mr. Owiredu highlighted the importance of keeping the environment green and the need for everyone to make preservation and protection a daily responsibility.
“Students and young ones must play their expected role in preserving and protecting the green, contributing to the quality of air and preserving the soil by planting trees where necessary”, Mr. Owiredu said.
Leading by example, the Advanced team, together with Forestry Commission officials, students and teachers spearheaded the planting process as those 100 seedlings were given their new home.
In a speech at the end of the exercise, the school’s Assistant Headmaster thanked Advans Ghana for this kind gesture and pleaded for more of such kind gestures not just from Advans Ghana, but from the corporate world at large.