A Billion Tree Planting and Growing Project #Philippines

The International Association of Youth and Students for Peace- Bicol Chapter held a Billion Trees Planting and Growing Project with around 178 participants on December 18 and 19, 2021.

On the 18th, IAYSP La Union held their tree planting and growing project in Barangay Aguioas, Naguilian, La Union. This occasion was initiated by our IAYSP La Union secretary, Ms Leonisa Falguera, who is also an SK Kagawad in the barangay as mentioned above.

The event was participated by the Barangay Council by the SK Chairman, Hon. Remigo Rimando, with the barangay kagawad, Mr. Joseph Mendoza. They also partnered with the SK Federation headed by Mr Darrel Mendoza; together with the BHW staff and the youth and families of barangay Aguioas, Naguilian, La Union.

On the 19th, another Billion Trees Planting and Growing Project were held at Albay Provincial Campsite in Barangay Basag Ligao City. Event partners included: UPF Bicol, Filipino-Japanese Community, PENRO, and the Albay Provincial Youth Development Office. The event was a huge success, gathering many volunteers who participated in the Youth Peace Camp V afterwards.

The participants managed to plant three hundred different fruit-bearing trees on the Campsite.

This activity supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number 13; “Climate Action,” number 16; “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,” and number 17; “Partnership for the Goals.”