CHASE Africa started life in 2000 as the Rift Valley Tree Trust with the aim of planting trees in the Mao forest of Kenya. Robin Witt, the founder, had spent a lot of time in Kenya and saw how the forests were disappearing, so he started working with local organisations to plant trees in schools.
With our partners, we now undertake forest restoration in Mount Kenya national park, and have planted over 60,000 trees in 150 schools. The schools’ work helps pupils and their parents learn best practices for growing trees, and brings an income to rural schools when the trees mature after 10 to 15 years.
For more information go to: www.chaseafrica.org.uk