The Family Group Foundation kicked off its tree planting campaign in April this year with a tree planting exercise at Kyamutheke Youth Vocational Training Center in Machakos County. Senior managers from Family Group of Companies which include: Family Bank Limited, Kenya Orient Insurance, Daykio Plantations, Kenya Orient Life Assurance Limited and Alpha Limited joined H.E Governor of Machakos County – Dr. Alfred Mutua in planting trees at the center. The Family Group foundation is supporting Machakos County with 15,000 tree seedlings to be planted across all 8 sub counties. This is in an effort to increase the Machakos forest cover from 3.4% to 10%.
In another tree planting event, Chairman Emeritus- T. K. Muya & Family Bank CEO – Dr. David Thuku joined H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta as he launched the National Tree Planting Day at Moi Forces Academy in Kamukunji on 12th May 2018. The event whose theme was “Panda Miti, Penda Kenya” is in line with the foundation’s theme of “Trees for Life” which are efforts that both the government and the private sector are working together to increase the tree cover in the country by 2022.
Trees are a significant a part of our world. We rely on trees for several uses from oxygen, water, fruits, medicines etc. They not only give life but also improve the lives of all. This is why The Family Group Foundation is working to plant trees in a bid to protect the environment.