– Tree planting in Koumas
On this Sunday, 19 February 2023, international day of social justice, following an international call from youth organisations from all over Africa and numerous other decentralised bodies for children’s rights, the Tree Society is organising a combined action of public awareness raising on our island for the future of youth and children in Africa and ecological vigilance with the planting of 80 oak trees on Kouma Hill!
10000 young children in Africa are pushed into child labour every day.
Youth organisations from all over Africa together with 47 Nobel Prize winners in different subjects and the world’s largest foundation for the fight against child labour and slavery Kaylash Children Foundation are calling on citizens from all over the world to take it upon themselves to bring to their communities the awareness of the situation that young people, children and the most vulnerable people on the African continent are currently experiencing and to send them their imprinted support to strengthen their struggle for justice.
At the same time that our world has become $11 trillion richer in the last 7 years
10,000 children are forced or coerced into child labour every day in Africa. And the number is growing rapidly. Dangerous and unhealthy work, uninsured, paid at $1 a day, if they are lucky! And most importantly: instead of school. Youth organizations are asking every well-meaning person in every corner of the world to make their society aware of what is happening to the children and youth of Africa, to raise public awareness on the issue so that citizens can demand that their governments and their coalitions demand that injustice be redressed through annual summits of states.
So, it is a very nice opportunity to do a cultural action on our island, setting up a beautiful painted cloth banner with Patmos and Africa, playing some great African music on speakers, (Ali Farka Toure, Tumani Diabate, Fela Kuti etc), distributing some text to the world in a festive atmosphere, cultivating
understanding and interest in what people in Africa go through and are too often forced to leave their land
and go through against all danger and abuse in our country and in Europe, not for a better future, but for a life with basic basic necessities. One hour in the square, with some of our trees decorated around and then boom! for tree planting in Kouma! What do you say?
By Sunday, the majority of the pits in which our oak trees will be planted will have been dug by volunteers on the hill, leaving only a small number to be dug that day. 11 we will be assembled in the Scala Square and by 12 we will have set off for Kouma!- Ενημέρωση/ευαισθητοποίηση για τα παιδιά των αναπτυσσόμενων χωρών.