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Philmelodia Club Plays Part in National Tree Planting Day

Philmelodia Club Plays Part in National Tree Planting Day

Members of the Executive body of the Philmelodia Club [From Left] Assistant Secretary, Alexis Honeyghan, Vice-President, Savannah Matthews, President, Janae Walker, and Sports Director, Hansara Johnson participating in a tree planting exercise on October 4, 2020.

Photo Credit: Vijaé Grant

Mandeville, Jamaica- Members of the Philmelodia Club’s Executive body of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) have played their part in supporting National Tree Planting Day.

In seeking to positively impact the environment they planted a Croton Plant outside the premises of the Leila Reids Hall female dormitory on October 4.

President of the club, Janae Walker expressed that the initiative behind planting the brightly coloured green and yellow plant was among other things, for the value it adds to the environment.

Walker said she was inspired after having a conversation with a friend about National Tree Planting Day.

“I thought about doing it as a club because I wanted us to focus much more on not only ourselves but our environment. Being someone who is so fascinated in earth sciences, I was driven to make the move as a unit and not as an individual”, said Walker.

Members of the executive got their hands dirty as they worked together as a unit or to a greater extent, a ‘sisterhood.’

Club Treasurer Aaliyah McGowan stated that it was a beautiful experience, adding that she was thrilled to be a part of the vibrant group of young ladies.

“It was a really good day, we were worrying that it wouldn’t stop raining but the minute it did, we stepped out and we did our thing”, she said.

Assistant Secretary of the club, Alexis Honeyghan also shared her highlight of the day.

“Teamwork was what stood out for me. We all chipped in to make the process easier and thus the goal was accomplished”.

National Tree Planting Day which was celebrated on October 2.

The Philmelodia club consists of residents of the female dormitories, namely Jamaica Hall and Leila Reid’s Hall located at NCU’s main campus in Mandeville, Jamaica.

The club has been working as a unit despite the challenges produced by the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to encourage unity and harmony amongst the ladies of the dorms.

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