Tanzania, like many African countries, has a number of problems. One of these is the desolation of entire tracts of land, which has a lot to do with cutting down trees. People needed firewood or lumber just after the devastating civil war in neighboring Rwanda, but they did not care about sustainability. So in recent decades, large parts of the forests disappeared in Karagwe, many hills are now bare.
And that has consequences: the trees are not only home to native animals such as birds and monkeys. They are important for the water balance of the environment and the climate, work against the increasing erosion of the earth, enrich the environment, provide shade and will improve the income of the families in the region in a few years.
Since 2011 there is a partnership between Radio Tonkuhle and Radio Fadeco in Karagwe. Thomas Sklorz has visited the station in Africa several times, and its founder Joseph Sekiku has been a frequent guest in Hildesheim. The Verein Afrika Karibuni eV and the two radio stations are working together to reforest the region – sustainably and as well as possible.
By the autumn of 2017, around 70 percent of the trees had survived from 2011 to 2017 in the pattern forest. Overall, more than 188,000 seedlings were distributed locally to the various participants on site during the last planting campaigns and planted by the participants in Mother Earth. The next campaign is planned for autumn 2018 or 2019 – if you are interested, you can fly to Tanzania (at your own expense, of course) and even lend a hand there.
What happens to the donated money?
The money is not transferred in large quantities to Africa, but always earmarked personally used in Africa for the planting campaigns.
The donations will only be used to finance seedlings, transport costs, information flyer costs and Radio Fadeco’s environmental education programs on site – traveling to Africa and staying there will be personal!
You can become part of this project!