On April 19th of 2018, Exponential, Inc. (XPO²) brought together children from various group homes around Kajiado, Kenya to take part in a tree planting exercise at Corner Baridi, Ngong Hills in an effort to reclaim and reforest this ravaged natural landscape.
Welcome Friends of the Ngong Forest
Once the training grounds of the most accomplished Kenyan runners from the Masai Maru , these hills, officially recognized by the Kenyan government as the intellectual property of the tribe, contain many symbolic and medicinal plants. Special ceremonies are conducted with these plants to recognize rights of passage and moments of community reflection.
The event organized for April 19th brought together over 25 environmental groups from the area in addition to the County Government, Kenya Forest Service, and Kenya Wildlife Service. Together, on this historic day, these organizations joined together to consolidate their efforts and form the Ngong Forest Conservation Trust.
23. Kenya Forestry Research Institute – Support
24. Mazingiramashinani – Support
25. Kenyan Local, State and Federal Government Officials – Government Official Authorities
A New Path Forward, A New Shared Destiny
The Ngong Forest Conservation Trust for the first time, aligns the priorities of many local Kenyan organizations who are dedicated to restoring a historic natural location.
The Ngong Hills have been dramatically overforested and as a result, soil erosion is creating massive sinkholes and making it more and more challenging to keep the landscape from turning into an arid desert.
Water is life and without trees to fortify the natural landscape, the balance of nature is lost. Looking to the future, The Ngong Forest Conservation Trust will act on behalf of the local community to ensure that all conservation efforts offer a tangible net social impact.
Thanks to Exponential, Inc. and its partner Diamond CBD, Inc., more than 8,000 Acacia trees have been planted in the Ngong Hills with over 1500 being planted on April 19th alone.
Reforestation in Kenya, More Oxygen for Planet Earth
Around the world, natural resources are being depleted due to greed and mismanagement. There is much to be learned about conservation efforts in Kenya as they are but a small piece of a much larger, global story.
The reforestation of the Ngong Hills in Kenya enriches not just the local community but also the bounty of all the Earth. Restoring the balance of nature is a gift for all humanity.
Thank you for helping to reforest the Ngong Hills!