5. To DEVELOP GREENING PARTNERSHIPS involving schools, communities, sponsors, and the NBI. Launching into a project where people with different backgrounds and objectives have to work together can be very difficult. This is the reason why one of our chief objectives is to develop meaningful interactions between the various partners within the programme.
It is the Institute's privilege to work with people who are determined to improve conditions for their families and communities. In the process of enabling school communities to green their environment, we have learnt extremely valuable lessons about the basics and realities of life - interactions with people and the earth that provides for us.
This type of approach has been incredibly rewarding for all partners, especially when the enthusiasm within the programme is able to reach those in the townships, in the informal settlements, in between the closely packed corrugated iron homes.