The late Professor Wangari Maathai is a woman who has been honored by many across the globe because of her efforts to conserve the environment by spearheading planting of millions of trees.


As a result of her activism efforts, Maathai became the first woman and environmentalist to bag the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award in 2004.

Kenya has honored her by naming a road after her but France has taken it an extra mile. They have named a whole school after the late Professor Wangari Maathai probably what she actually deserves and much more from home.

In the United States of America, a statue of an image resembling the professor was unveiled and now France have launched a public school, Ecole Wangari Maathai which is a public elementary school situated in Aubervilliers area.

The Nobel Prize Laureate is celebrated for while many others continue to be planted in her absence as a result of the initiative.

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In September 2011, the Laureate and professor succumbed to ovarian cancer at Nairobi Hospital aged 71 years.

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