4-H National tree planting festival
The 4-H Clubs of the different districts in Dominica gathered at the Public Service Union Hall on Tuesday April 24th for the National 4-H Tree Planting Festival.
The activities were organized by the Youth Development Division in partnership with the Dominica Youth Environment Organization (D.Y.E.O) as part of the Global Environment Fund Project (GEP).
Executive Director of the DYEO, Mr. Terry Raymond says that this event follows a plant propagation training project that the GEP organized to help create environmental awareness in the young people of Dominica.
The students also took part in a Public Speaking Competition on the topic of ‘The Importance of Trees’, and a Quiz Competition based on trees found in Dominica, how they can be protected as well as a sappling transplanting competition.
The Sapling Transplanting competition was carried out done on the grounds of the DPSU and also served as a beautification project for the area.
Mr. Julian Pacquette a Youth Development Officer says that the event was organized so that the 4-H members understand the importance of the environment around them.
This was the first event of its kind and the students were encouraged to continue planting trees as adults and encourage others to do also.
Javen Martin of the Bagatelle Primary School won the Sappling transplanting competition, with Claudie Ulysse of the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School placing second and Bernard Masicot of the Calibishie Primary School took third place.
The quiz competition was won by Jatan I Wiggan of the Roseau Primary School and was closely followed by Jenelle John of the St. Joseph Primary School with Shawn Moses of the St. Mary’s Primary School in third place.