Under the supervision of the Kenyan Forestry Service, Lotto Foundation partnered with over 300 children from various children’s homes in order to plant 2,400 tree seedlings at Ngong Forest, Kajiado County. Participants hailed from Shadow Mountain Children’s Home in Baba Dogo, Goshen Children’s Home in Githurai, Estelle Children’s Home in Kayole, and Racecourse Primary.
Trees and forests are closely linked with weather patterns and the maintenance of a crucial balance in nature. Deforestation is steadily increasing in Kenya with our forest cover currently at just 5%, or half the recommended 10% of total land mass required for optimum coverage. The deforestation process also has a devastating effect on water catchment areas resulting in soil that has negligible value for agricultural production.
Our commitment to the environment is in keeping with our mandate for community development and heritage protection, while the project also educated children on environmental concerns and fostered closer ties among this large and diverse group of children from various backgrounds. Mr. Peter Ngeno, Chief Operating Officer, emphasized that it is extremely important for all of us to not only take a keen interest in environmental protection, but to take action.
In addition to the project above, Lotto Foundation commissioned water tanks for different schools in Nairobi to help deal with the perennial water shortages affecting the city. The Foundation gave a grant of Ksh 1,056,500 to 12 Days KE.