Tree Planting Project
AYPAD works on two main levels within our tree planting project. First, AYPAD engages with the community as a whole through sensitization meetings with local youths. These workshops discuss the importance of caring for locally planted trees in order to decrease soil erosion and to provide protection from strong winds and rain.
Secondly, AYPAD volunteers plant fruit and other lucrative trees on the hill sites and flat lands that have been degenerated within our communities of operation. The planting activity takes place during the rainy season and generally occurs three times a week. During the tree planting, AYPAD volunteers link with local community youth and leaders to seek the best areas where trees can be planted and to ensure that these trees will be cared for.