RED, WHITE, and GOU: Second Annual Kédougou Independence Day Tree Planting
This is the second year the Kédougou region Peace Corps Volunteers have hosted an honorary tree planting for the 4th of July, an opportunity for volunteers from all over the country to get together to celebrate our great country’s independence with some hard work, hand in hand with the local community. Volunteers in Kédougou worked with the Mayor’s office, the Environmental office, the Agriculture office, Eaux et Foret, and various youth associations to organize a two-day tree planting in honor of U.S. Independence day. Together with many community counterparts and friends, volunteers planted and installed protective fencing for over 200 ornamental trees along avenues within the city of Kédougou, in an effort to beautify the city and to provide some shade. Special thanks to Karamba Diakhaby and Aliou Ndiaye for their collaboration on this project.