The youths have been urged to take the lead in proper environmental management in this country in order to guarantee a good future for the next generations.
The Mully Children’s Family (MCF) Founder and CEO Dr. Charles Mulli made this call recently when the MCF hosted a youth conference that focused on proper environmental management and behavior change. The event took place at MCF Yatta on 3rd October 2014.
During the occasion, Dr. Mulli led the participants in a tree planting exercise at MCF Yatta where over 3000 seedlings were planted. The event brought together about 1000 students from schools in Machakos County and the neighbouring areas. The youths were later urged to go back to their homes and schools and ensure they plant more trees in order to create a positive climatic change in the semi-arid Ukambani region.
Dr. Mulli said the MCF chose to work with young people in order to empower them to go forth and make a difference in the society because they have the time, energy and passion to make a change.
“Our coming together today is meant to enable us share with these young people the good practices that will guarantee them a good future. We have decided to hold their hands and walk together into a better future. Even as the bible says in Proverbs 22:6, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’ We have teamed up with school administrators and parents to inculcate the values and virtues that will guarantee us a responsible generation to come,” said Dr. Mulli
He further said: “If you look around MCF today, you will notice that our trees are very good and they have made this place very green and productive. Despite this being a dry area, I want to assure you that if you plant a tree and take care of it well through watering, it will grow well and bring you positive results. It will change your climate. Try today at home and you will realize that nothing is impossible,” Dr. Mulli urged the students.
Speaking about good character development, the MCF Founder urged the young people to remain focused on their studies and do the right things at the right time.