South Sudanese Students at MSU in Zimbabwe Participate in Tree-Planting Day

Posted: January 31, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan, Mabil Manyok Nhial, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Mabil Manyok Nhial, Gweru, Zimbabwe

South Sudanese students in Zimbabwe

South Sudanese students in Zimbabwe

January 31, 2018 (SSB) — On Tuesday 30th, a group South Sudanese Students at Midlands State University (MSU) in Central Zimbabwe, passionately took part in a tree-planting programme at their University as a campaign for globalisation and also to leave an indelible legacy as the first international students to advocate for such a global issue.

This reminds me of what Lord Orrery succinctly verbalized “trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.” This clearly portrays that planting of trees does not only improve the quality of our environments, but it also keeps a person’s name alive for as long as the world exists.

It is crystal clear that all cultures, ages and genders have an important role to play in a tree planting programme. “We have taken this initiative to show that we have developmental ideas that are well interlaced with technical progress and we must take these ideas far and beyond so as to thrive in a friendly vicinity.” Echoed one of the participants.

“A person is praised, adulated and exalted for positive deeds, which inter alia include writing a book, planting of trees and raising a child in a commendable manner. We do all these on behalf of our beloved country, South Sudan.” Said Maker Makur, a student of Engineering. “We, the South Sudanese Students in Zimbabwe have taken this as a way of showing our affinity with Zimbabweans as well as a way of leaving our inerasable legacy not only at MSU, but also in Zimbabwe.” Added Kan Gueh, who led the team.

This move was praiseworthy as the Administrative Assistant, Mr. Q. Bhebhe reiterated when he called the students to take a memorable group photo. “The culture you have been portraying here in Zimbabwe will make a great change sooner or later. I love the spirit.”  Stated Mr. Mundenga, an employee at the University.

“We are making changes from where we are, with what we have and this is the beginning…MSU is the beginning of wonders we have intended to do in South Sudan.” Said Bol Abol, a student of Economics. Morris Aduol, who studies History and International Studies also stated with enthusiasm that “In the history of Midlands State University, we shall never be forgotten.” It is indeed a momentous move which will live in a historical archive of MSU.

The writer did his ‘O’ Level at Nyangilia Secondary School and ‘A’ Level at St. Charles Lwanga College, Uganda. He currently studies a bachelor of Laws Honours Degree at Midlands State University, Central Zimbabwe. He can be reached via:

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