BY MWANAHABARI REPORTER
Kenyans are set to benefit in a program that will see Arsenal Football Club (AFC) plant a forest to enrich vegetation cover.
Arsenal club has already employed 60 Kenyan women to undertake the activities in the next few weeks.
The announcement was made by Arsenal FC website on October 10, 2021 – with some of their players like defender, Pablo Mari, pledging to support the project by donating trees.
Pablo Mari tweeted: “I love this idea in the AFC program and want to get involved. I’ll add 500 trees to The Arsenal Forest! Come on green Gunners.”
Arsenal stated its plan to plant 12,000 trees in the ‘Arsenal Forest’ in Bore, Kilifi County.
The forest will cover 12.5 acres, the size of 21 Emirate stadiums.
The announcement read:”The publication has teamed up with CarbonLink, a not-for-profit reforestation organization that specializes in helping communities in Kenya through consumption replacement tree-planting.
“The planting process will also greatly help the local community, with 60 of the local women employed to propagate the seedlings in a community”
“We have committed to planting these trees, using the budgetary saving made by changing the Premier League programs”
“Fans can therefore own a tiny piece of Arsenal over in Kenya and help to expand the Arsenal Forest so greater swathes of the region carry the Gunners’ name as well as helping the environment,” read the statement.