Sairah Chaudhary, Secretary Ishaat, Lajna Imaillah Bradford West, Canada
As part of the Lajna Imaillah centenary celebrations, Lajna Imaillah Bradford West, members of the national amila, and members from the Northern Ontario Region joined together to plant 200 trees in Sheldon Creek, Adjala, Simcoe County, on 31 May 2023.
The Lajna members initiated the planting of hundreds of trees to display to the wider community that the women of our community are always ready to make brighter and more positive changes in the communities we reside in.
Alhamdulillah, we had over 45 Lajna members present and even a few children. Members made their way to the Sheldon Creek site at 11am, and worked together in pairs to plant as many trees as possible. Whether it was passing the maple or cedar trees from the buckets to digging with a shovel or using the rubber mallet and pins to secure the coconut mat in place around the trees, great sisterhood and bonding were displayed by all attendees.
It was such a gratifying feeling knowing that we have planted trees that will grow to provide clean air. After planting the trees, the members had a lunch treat.
The environmental project coordinator for this initiative really appreciated our efforts and support.