Celebration of 2012 WAGGGS Centenary by Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme Féminin(FISF)
19 June 2012
On 9 April 2012, 100th day of 2012, the Fédération Ivoirienne du Scoutisme Féminin(FISF), visited the community of Dabou in the district of Toupah to celebrate the WAGGGS Centenary in its third year around the theme of “Share”.
The reason for this being held in Toupah, was in fact, in the first year of centenary celebrations in 2010 we planted what we had received from Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting.
Our girls, the Guides catholiques visited this area which was run by a member of our Federation : Marie-Rose Coulibaly-Racine, former federal Commissioner and currently a resource person for FISF.
At this site, the girls planted 100 young trees while the federal team members planted trees at the Federation’s headquarters. Amongst these trees was a Moringa tree.
We therefore set up tree nurseries with the fruits of Moringa, and we selected the district of Toupah in which to hold this event. We also joined up with one of our partners in the celebration of this day, a company called Ehoule, whose focus is on a sustainable environment through recycling. Following the Easter mass we all came together to “Share”.
The Group Ehoule shared with us environmental and global warming messages and offered a training on treating household waste. They called on all gathered to take up the challenge of sensitization through small gestures in ensuring a sustainable environment.
100 new Moringa saplings were then shared with the Toupah population. The village chief officially received a plan, as a symbol of the 100 other trees.
We also took this opportunity to return to the site of the first 100 trees planted in 2010 to see how they had grown. We were thrilled to see how well they had done.