By: Justin John Dulogin
Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) students of Asian International School of Aeronautics and Technology (AISAT) participated in tree planting and coastal cleanup activity as part of the community extension services last November 23, 2019. This was a mandated movement that served as their final examination in the National Service Training Program (NSTP) under its Coordinator, Sir Jose Lorenzo Iñosa. This is an initiative to enlighten the students on the importance and benefits of planting and cleaning in the community and the environment.
“We are the steward of our home, it is our responsibility to rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the cleanliness. We encourage our fellow students to embrace this purpose”, said by Yasser Tawantawan, the Environment representative of NSRC. The tree planting took place at Punta Dumalag and the coastal cleanup at Badjao Village both in Matina Aplaya, Davao City. Prior the event, an orientation was held at 75-A Barangay Hall that was led by the barangay team leader of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management and accompanied by the National Service Reserved Corpse (NSRC) officers
Successfully, students planted around 50 seedlings of mangrove. And more than the remarkable result of this activity for both the environment and the next generation who will get to enjoy the hopes of better ecosystem, such activity helps participants connect to people in the community to the benefits of trees and foster environmental stewardship in such a way that they develop a proactive attitude towards the genuine desire to step up in taking good care of the environment
Indeed, however small step one takes, there is always a way to take part on activities that promote environment change. It’s a matter of the will.