Community celebrates benefits of Participatory Forest Management
On 5th of February 2014, MCDI staff joined the people of Nanjirinji (one of our partner villages) to celebrate the launch of a new primary school, which they funded using revenue gained by sustainably harvesting timber from their community-managed forest. They were also able to finance 200 new school uniforms for children in the community with this money, which they distributed during the ceremony.
It was a proud day for the residents in Nanjirinji as they invited honourable guest – Kilwa District commissioner, Hon. Abdallah, H. Ulega – to launch their new primary school. Journalists from local and regional magazines, newspapers and radio stations were also present to document the event, hopefully sparking interest among other villages in respect to the benefits of Participatory Forest Management (PFM).