Environment plays a key role in improving our quality of life. To celebrate the World Environment Day, Rotary has initiated a ‘tree plantation campaign’ near all the solar water filtration plant sites installed in polio high risk areas. The tree campaign will improve environment, provide shade from the scorching summer sun and help the future generations.
The first Tree Plantation activity was held yesterday (3rd August 2017) by planting saplings of ‘Neem‘ at Tora Bora, Madina Colony, Malir Town. A community inhabitant by Pashtun families.
The plantation campaign was inaugurated by District Governor (3272) Ovais Ahmed Kohari. National Chair Aziz Memon, PP Dr. Feroze Ismail, PP Muhammad Ovais, Rotarian Mangi, Rotarian Shabana Jillani and Rotarian Sumaira Anwer. The event was also attended by Alina A. Visram, Jazmine , Vania, Anum Altaf and Asher Ali from PolioPlus office; several community leaders, representatives of WHO, UNICEF and District Government also attended the event.
District Governor Ovais Kohari planted a ‘Neem’ tree sapling, followed by the National Chair Aziz Memon and several other Rotarians. Sadia Shakeel – Coordinator Karachi Resource Centre, briefed all on the dynamics of the Union Council. She said, ‘this area was full of chronic refusals of polio vaccine, but after intervention of Rotary Resource Center and installation of the solar water plant the credibility of polio partners has increased tremendously, and today, no refusals are found in the area.
National Chair Aziz Memon spoke on the installation of Solar Water Filtration Plant and our collaboration with our partners, Coca -Cola Pakistan and UNDP. He thanked the community for maintaining the plant and monitoring the distribution of water.
Abdul Mannan a Community Leader expressed his gratitude on behalf of his community elders who could not speak Urdu (just Pushto), to Rotary for the tree plantation campaign and the solar water filtration plant that is providing ‘clean water which has saved many children and adults from water borne diseases.’