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HAF Project Coordinator Ouafa Elbargui Tells of the Planting at 4 Schools, Concluding the 2012 Plan

Updated: Jul 11

During this first planting season, (Jan-April 2012) you helped to plant the first 650 trees with the students, staff, and parents’ associations of 5 schools. SchoolThe school manager and teachers at Ouirgane elementary school stated that they were very happy and lucky, for their school is one of the selected schools to be planted with the help of HAF. The Ouirgane Middle school students feel very satisfied, especially when some students tried to make a logical link between their theoretical studies at school about plants, the techniques of tree planting they learnt from their fathers, as most of them are sons of farmers, and the practical exercises they did during that moment of planting. Sami’s Project strengthens the relationship between these children and their environment. It is by planting a tree in a school yard or in one’s family’s orchard, and by maintaining it and caring deeply about it, these children can appreciate the benefits of this tree, and perceive the importance of the environment and life in general; they can also learn how to protect and maintain their Earth as our original mother.

This is what was explicitly shown in all of these students' actions and deeds when digging holes, and when holding, planting, and watering trees; the whole procedure from the beginning to the end is a sort of interaction between kids and trees, between future and life.

Finally, on behalf of these students and HAF, I’d like to thank a lot the Elkouhen Family, who devote their time and effort to offer these valuable trees to these Moroccan elementary schools in memory of their small child Sami, and I’d like to thank also all the potential donors, who keep contributing their money day after day to make “Sami’s Project: Trees for kids” go on.

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