Due to insufficient rainfall coupled with deforestation in the main catchment areas, representing the country’s principal source of water, Kenya has suffered from drought every year in recent times. During November 2017, SSIO volunteers had planted over 2,000 trees. On 7th April 2018, led by Young Adults, 30 enthusiastic and highly motivated volunteers journeyed over three-and-a-half hours to the Ontulili Forest in central Kenya, where they planted more than 6,650 camphor, medicinal, and other environmentally friendly trees. This service project, in line with the worldwide SSIO Protect the Planet initiative, was organised in partnership with Friends of Environment Conservation (FOECT), an organisation that aims to plant over a million trees in five years to combat the ill-effects of large scale deforestation.
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