As part of the activities surrounding the celebration of the Feast of Agriculture and Labor, the departmental department of community police of the West, with the support of the Minustah and Viva Rio, organized a day of reforestation in Canaan, a commune of Croix-des-Bouquets, located at the side of a mountain naked, exposing residents to the risk of landslides.
Arrived aboard two buses of the company Dignité 600 schoolchildren in uniform for the event, coming from 5 school establishments of the Capital have planted 2,500 seedlings, a project supported by the Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Metropolitan Service of Solid Waste Collection (SMCRS).
Divided into small groups, students have begun to land seedlings, saying aware of the deplorable state of the environment and saying that everyone should be concerned.
"Through this reforestation project, the National Police of Haiti (PNH) through its Departmental Structure of Community Police, shows the way to be followed for the protection of the environment in Haiti," declared Michel-Ange Gédéon, Departmental Director of the West of the PNH.
"We endorse this responsibility to reforest Canaan. We are committed to meet this challenge to contribute to the reforestation of the country," added Inspector Jean Etienne Salvador, who explained that to ensure the success of the reforestation project in time, premiums will be distributed to those who have been able to take care and grow the seedlings. A strategy that might be effective as long as the population is better educated and motivated and is more concerned about the environment, that these students who eployed ll their energy to help save this little piece of country.