After several sessions of planting seedlings and making compost, S P Setia Foundation brought partners from SUBUR Community Gardens and Setia volunteers to build hibiscus gardens with the pupils in the three adopted schools under the Setia Caring School Programme.
Participants were taught on methods of planting and selecting the right soil as well as skills of building the infrastructure of a garden. Setia volunteers were also on site to assist and lend a helping hand to the pupils as part of the objectives to promote teamwork and unity across different races and generations.
As Hibiscus is the national flower which symbolises unity and peace, building hibiscus garden is an ongoing Green initiative carried out in the schools to inculcate caring for environment and nature as well as to promote unity among the community, particularly the students and teachers. Ultimately, the hibiscus garden will become a common ground for students to mingle around and serve as an educational platform for students to learn and care for the plants.
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