Sunday, March 31, 2013

MKU Student Wins Wangari Maathai Award

Google Search Doodle in commemoration of Wangari Maathai 73rd Birthday
Abigael Ndinda was awarded with the inaugural Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund on Thursday morning at the Green Belt movement offices to commemorate Wangari Maathai Day.

The second year medicine student at Mount Kenya University (MKU) was presented with the Sh800,000 Environmental Innovations Fund Scholarship award by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Green Belt Movement and the Kenya Community Development Foundation for her tree-planting initiative. 

Ndinda, 22, established Matiliku Youth Group in Makueni County which has to-date planted over 5,000 trees and sold others to community members in conservation efforts to mitigate desertification.

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