Good Gifts Donations Are Used to Sponsor
Outreach to Church and School Groups

The ABCP is careful to choose replanting sites where seedlings stand a good chance of survival. It has developed a wide network of schools and civil and religious institutions on whose grounds the trees can be protected. As a school principal, Elizabeth has connections with school officials throughout all of northern Tanzania. Tree planting initiatives in schools not only plant trees, but serve to instill in children a respect for their surrounding ecosystem and a knowledge base for future conservation oriented activity. Good Gifts funding sponsored outreach to several such institutions this year.

Fr. Prosper Siyayako is a dedicated environmentalist who is instituting educational and direct action nl15-11conservation projects among the Catholic churches and parishioners of the Kibosho Mission, urging them to plant trees for environmental recovery. Fr. Cherehani, pastor at Don Bosco Seminary in Mwanga, is involving his students in a tree planting effort on the school grounds. Sister Mary, headmistress at St. Teresa of Avila, an all-girl's secondary school in Same, is also including conservation and tree planting as part of her program. (Photo at left: Cyril Chuwa presents mpingo seedling to student at St. Teresa  Secondary school. Headmistress Mary Semvua is at center front.)

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Fr. Prosper Siyayako loads a wheelbarrow with seedlings for transport to Kibosho church groups interested in conservation.

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Fr. Chereheni (left) and Michael with  students at Don Bosco Seminary in Mwanga with seedlings for planting on school grounds.


Good Gifts Catalogue

nl15-12The Good Gifts Catalogue has been a leader in the area of socially-responsible gift giving. Founded in 2003 and based in Great Britain, its catalogue offers an impressive selection of items that, in some cases, can make the difference between a family having a nourishing meal or no food at all. The Good Gifts Catalogue has been funding the ABCP since 2009, helping it to implement several important tree planting initiatives, and has been responsible for the distribution of tens of thousands of mpingo seedlings.

Consider selections from the Good Gifts Catalogue in your Christmas giving this year. A gift from the catalogue will never be unwanted, unneeded or unused. Good Gifts help bring people out of poverty, educate children and provide infrastructure items that can build careers in marginalized societies. A Good Gift can help clear a mine field, supply a bushel of Rwanda-developed super-growing ‘Magic Beans’, or protect endangered species and ecosystems, Browsing the site is an educational experience in itself and a study in hope that solutions to our common problems can be found in reaching between borders and mutually sharing the precious and abundant resources of the world in which we live.

You can support the ABCP this holiday season by clicking on one of the Good Gift options below::

GIVE A GIFT OF PLANTING 21 MPINGO SEEDLINGS
GIVE A GIFT OF PLANTING 50 MPINGO SEEDLINGS
GIVE A GIFT OF PLANTING 60 MPINGO SEEDLINGS

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