I am honoured, and so proud, to have been asked to once again act as a judge for the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize. I love this – the people, the concept, the process, the whole thing. They plant trees, lots of trees, and they are creating a forest with every word submitted. Seventy-one acres so far, a forest of words, a new lung for the Earth. These contests are also helping to educate the generation who will become custodians of our beautiful world in their turn.
Over the past 3 years, MOLP has helped reforest 71 acres of deforested land in the Coastal Province of Kenya and it has just put a roof on the second, much needed classroom at Kundeni Primary School too.
So, I am working my way through round 1 of the judging process, and eagerly awaiting round 2.