Young Activists

Episode 6: Lesein Mutunkei Scores Soccer Goals to Fight Deforestation

In this interview series hosted by MicroSociety 7th-grader Jaida, learn about student activists who are making a difference inside MicroSociety communities and far beyond.

Adventures With Jaida

Lesein Mutunkei, a 17-year-old from Kenya, is an environmental activist who has been doing his part to reverse the effects of climate change. Passionate from a young age about the environment, Lesein in 2018 created Trees for Goals, an organization that plants a tree for every soccer goal Lesein scores. His dedication has allowed the organization to plant over 1,400 trees and inspired many others to join him in the fight against climate change. Lesein is winner of the 2020 EcoHero Awards, which recognize young people 8 to 16 years old for environmental achievements.

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