VKB is planting 500 trees for its 100th birthday
VKB is celebrating its 100th birthday with our slogan “For the love of the land” always on our mind.
Therefore 500 trees will be planted at different schools throughout Limpopo and the Eastern Free State as part of VKB’s Green Project and in celebration of Mandela Day.
Three sponsors – Sam Engineering, Save the Planet and the VKB Group – have joined forces for this project and today 100 trees will be planted at Primary School in Petsana in Reitz (Eastern Free state).
The VKB Group, Sam Engineering and Save the Planet believe that it is wonderful to have a day that’s been set aside to focus on initiatives that contribute to the upliftment and improvement of people and communities. We do this not only because we see this as part of our corporate social responsibility, but we believe that this should be part of our culture.
We contribute to the upliftment and sustainability of many communities in the areas where we are operational through various programs, initiatives and job creation.
With this tree planting project, we want to teach children how important trees are and how to take care of them once they are planted. Besides teaching them about saving our environment and the concept of global warming and what it does to nature and how it threatens our future, we also teach them how to take responsibility by tending to the trees. By regularly watering these trees and seeing how it grows, we believe it will instil in them that a little effort renders growth, well-being and prosperity – like any investment in their future.
In all of this we want to teach them a love for the land – not only love and respect for agriculture and farmers, but also the love for our country. In this small gesture we invest in the future of South Africa.