The celebration of Heroes in Uganda has become a societal culture with people hailing both national heroes and their personal ones across various platforms.
The Heroes Outdoor Adventure was one such platform in which many people came together to celebrate the true unsung heroes (the trees). This year the Great Outdoors and NTN a fitness outfit came together to host the 2nd annual Heroes Outdoor Adventure in which close to 100 people took part in a number of games including Cycling , Running and Nature walks of 42km, 21km and 10 km.
Each participant was awarded a finisher’s medal for a successful completion of each course.
“I am a firm believer in wellness and health and will continues to avail such platforms where people can come improve their health and grow their networks” Mutesasira Leonard the Managing Director Great outdoors said.
This event was also riddled with nature and conservation classes and this year the participants got a lesson in Bamboo propagation, value addition and farming from Mr Andrew Ndawula Kalema of the Talent Agro Foresty farm in Luwero who took participants through the various forms of potential value addition prospects of the tree.
“It has been an insightful discussion on bamboo and I hope to start with a few plants for myself and see where it goes” Ivan one of the participants said.
“With 60% of our forest cover having been lost over the last 30 years, the effects of climate change are becoming more and more serious and therefore it is of utmost importance that Biodiversity regeneration is embraced. So we believe that bamboo is one of the trees that provides us a definite route to regeneration” Leonard said.
The Great Outdoor Adventure in partnership Regenerate Africa an NGO that focuses on environmental change events for betterment of our planet.
This particular event happens every year on the 9th of June.