From: Biniam Tekle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 18 2010 - 14:10:38 EDT
Trees planted in Campsies for victims of 30-year war
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- Tree saplings were planted in the Campsies
18 May 2010
*They flew the flag and marched across the hillside to prepare to celebrate
their country’s history.*
Families from the Eritrean community in Scotland visited Campsie Glen, near
Lennoxtown, to prepare the groundwork for a special day. Tree saplings were
planted in memory of more than 65,000 people who sacrificed their lives in
the 30-year Eritrean independence struggle.
The families will return on June 20 when the community will commemorate
Eritrean Martyr’s Day at the glen.
The initiative is part of a drive by Forestry Commission Scotland to
encourage people from diverse backgrounds to use woodlands more often to
mobilise their communities and boost health and wellbeing.
Romena Huq, Forestry Commission Scotland’s engagement officer for central
Scotland said: “Not only is this connection with nature important for the
youngster’s future, it helps to break down social or cultural barriers.”
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