A total of 100 mangrove seedlings were planted amongst bigger mangroves at My Suva Park by the association of the Fiji Islands Baseball and Softball and the Nihon University during their three days of Baseball 5 clinics and Environmental Conservation education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Forestry.
FIBSA General Secretary, Inoke Niubalavu and Nihon University Professor Kazunobu Suzuki believe that the project will come to fruition over the years as they continue to develop the Memorandum of Understanding.
They say the youth players took part in a clean-up campaign alongside the Maritime Academy foreshore and planted mangrove seedlings along My Suva Park.
They further say that they collected tonnes of plastic garbage scattered on the coast and the players were educated about the importance of not littering.
Professor Suzuki-san says baseball is also an opportunity for young players to express themselves and seeing children smiling makes him feel better.
He says they want to provide some kind of preparation and motivation to become a leader in their communities through baseball.
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