Staff Students Participate in a Tree Planting Exercise in Limuru

Community engagement is a key constituent for the journey towards realizing the 2016-2025 Strategic Plan as well as Business Continuity. The SPU community delights in making an impact to the society by engaging in several community based initiatives for the common good.

On Thursday, 15th February 2024, students and staff attached to the School of Education and Social Sciences (SESS)courtesy of the Environmental Club partnered with the local administration to plant 400 trees in Limuru and its environs. The exercise was conducted in St. Paul's University (SPU) Ngecha Farm, St. Paul's Primary, Umoja Primary and Umoja Secondary School. Participants put their hands to the plough as early as 8.00 am in a bid to meet the day's target of four hundred trees as the old adage goes, 'the early bird catches the worm'. With the days scheduled clearly outlined, participants went to the respective sites, dug holes, placed the seedlings, covered and watered them. Provided by the local administration, Indigenous trees were the favourite.

Anchored on the theme, "My Environment, My Health, My Responsibility" the event was graced by Dr. Suleiman Mwangi -The SESS Dean, Mr. Peter Kang'ethe Njoku - Tigoni Division Chief, and Mr. Peter Mungai Njenga and Madam Christine Wangui Gachara - Assistant Chiefs, Ithanga and Manjiri sub-locations respectively. This initiative is in line with the Government's and the whole world's efforts in combating Climate Change and to ensure its sustainability, each student bonded with a pupil to take care of the seedlings. This is a positive step and we look forward to more fruitful engagements with the community.