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One million trees in Africa and Ireland


A Chairde,

Tá súil agam go bhfuil cúrsaí go maith libh uilig.

As you may be are aware, the INTO has been lending its backing to a campaign that aims to plant over one million trees in Africa and Ireland each year, to combat climate change.

We signed up to support this campaign with Self Help Africa in 2020, but because of the Covid-19 pandemic had to defer our active participation until the current school year.

Every school that participates in the One Million Trees campaign will receive a free native Irish tree per classroom, together with age-appropriate lesson plans that can be used by teachers with their pupils.

We believe that as we exit the pandemic, this project provides schools with a pro-active educational intervention that resonates positively with the INTOs goal of Global Citizenship and Solidarity, while allowing schoolchildren to do something practical that responds to the climate change challenge.

We recently launched our campaign at the Silken Thomas Tree in Maynooth, reputedly the oldest tree in Ireland and since then several hundred schools have signed on for the project.

We are looking for ESCI support in order to maintain this momentum.

We would be extremely grateful if Education Centres would be willing to distribute the attached publicity material to all Primary Schools in your catchment areas.

Má tá a thuilleadh eolas de dhíth, please feel free to get in touch at any time.

Mo mhíle buíochas.

Le gach dea-ghuí,


      Máirín Ní Chéileachair

      Leas Rúnaí Ghinerálta / Assistant General Secretary

      Oideachas, Taighde agus Foghlaim / Education, Research and Learning



Conas clárú nó a bheith rannpháirteach i Aon Mhilliún Crann le Self Help Africa

How to Register/Participate in One Million Trees INTO/Self Help Africa Project

Tá eolas ar fáil san iris Intouch (Deireadh Fómhair 2021), nó lean na naisc ar suíomh idirlíon an INTO nó Self Help Africa.

  • Cláraigh do scoil ar líne ag org/onemilliontrees/schools . Ba chóir do mhúinteoir sa scoil an clárúcháin seo a dhéanamh. Iarrtar ort é a phlé roimh ré leis an bpríomhoide agus le comhghleacaithe.
  • A luaithe is atá do scoil cláraithe, beidh gach rang i dteideal crann óg dúchasach a fháil agus úsáid a bhaint as acmhainní cuí chun tacú leat na crainn a chur.
  • Ón 3ú lá Nollaig 2021, cuirfidh bunscoileanna na hÉireann tús lena gcuid crainn a chur. Do gach crann a cuirfear in Éirinn, cuirfidh Self Help Africa deich gcinn san Aifric. Tabharfar geo-shuíomh bhur gcrainn daoibh ionas gur féidir le scoileanna féachaint orthu ar Google Earth nó Google Maps.

Fáilteoidh Self Help Africa roimh shíntiúis dheonacha i dtreo Aon Mhilliún Crann, le gach síntiús de €2 is féidir 10 gcrann breise a chur san Aifric in ainm na scoile agaibhse. Tá tionscnamh Aon Mhilliún Crann chomhcheangailte le tionscnamh na Náisiún Aontaithe, Aon Trilliún Crann, a sheoladh i 2015.

Glac páirt in Aon Mhilliúin Crann inniu. Téigh go selfhelpafrica.org/onemilliontrees/schools chun clárú

See information in Intouch Magazine (October 2021) or follow links on INTO and Self Help Africa websites.

  • Register your school online at org/onemilliontrees/schools. The registration should be completed by a teacher in the school. Please discuss the registration with your principal and colleagues.
  • Once your school is registered, each classroom in your school is eligible to receive a native Irish tree sapling and use our age-appropriate resource materials to support your tree planting.
  • Commencing on 3rd December 2021, primary schools across Ireland will plant their trees. For each tree that the school plants Self Help Africa will plant 10 more in Africa. You will be provided with the geo-location of where your trees are being, so that you can look up your trees up on Google Earth and Google Maps.

Self Help Africa welcomes voluntary contributions towards the One Million Trees project, and each donation of €2 will allow them to plan an additional 10 trees in your school’s name in Africa.  Self Help Africa’s One Million Trees project is affiliated to the UN-backed One Trillion Trees campaign, which was launched in 2015.

Get involved in One Million Trees today. Visit:  selfhelpafrica.org/onemilliontrees/schools today to register


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