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    New trees for teachers in Nakivale

    Day 340

    Bearing Fruit

    We all know how incredible a ripe orange or sweet mango can taste on a hot day. Or at the end of a particularly long one. And for teachers at Nakivale Refugee Settlement, days can be hot, long – and really challenging.

    We wanted to do something special to say thanks to these hardworking public servants…a tasty treat at the end of the day that might help lift their spirits and spur on their energy.

    Fruit trees grow well in the fertile Ugandan soil. So today we’re planting enough trees to keep supply these teachers with fruit for years to come.

    Despite the driving rain – which will nourish the newly planted trees! – we brought 50 orange trees, 50 avocado trees, 50 mango trees, 50 gravel trees, and 50 jackfruit trees!

    The fruit they’ll bear is not only delicious, it’s nutritious too. Which is especially important in the refugee settlement where an abundance of fruit can sometimes be hard to track down.

    The trees will do much to nurture these teachers – a small but mighty way to show our great appreciation for nurturing the students of Nakivale.

    This day of change brought to you by Edmentum’s We Can Learn Foundation

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