TO CAP the environment and pride month, the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (Nolitc), in partnership with the Provincial Environment Management Office (Pemo) conducted a tree growing activity at the Nolitc Global Campus in Barangay Matab-ang, Talisay City on Thursday, June 30.

Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II said with this tree-growing activity, the province is doing things right because before Nolitc opens the new campus and starts accepting students, the aesthetic and environmental aspect of the campus is already in place making it conducive to learning.

"When we start correctly, we also stand and grow properly," Diaz said, adding that "a tree that starts crooked will always end crooked [and] if a tree stands firm it is rooted deeply, it stands proud and proper."

The provincial administrator believed that Nolitc is up for the challenge of growing straight and competent students.

Diaz also commended the Capitol-run center headed by Vocational School Administrator Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido for establishing a healthy and strong relationship with other stakeholders in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the province.

He is hoping that this "new home" will inspire Nolitc staff to do more for the Negrense youth.

Orbecido, for her part, said the center had organized the event to acquaint the industry partners in the new campus and a means to urge them to be part of Nolitc's environmental campaign.

At least 105 seedlings of molave and narra tree were planted at the new campus.

More than 80 participants joined the tree growing activity including officials and employees from Teleperformance, Ubiquity, Focus Direct Inc., iQor, ARB, and Audacity Studio.

The event was in support of the 30th Provincial Environment Month celebration themed "Only One Earth." (PR)