My name is Ruhul and I am from Bangladesh. I love trees because they provide us with oxygen and food.

We stay alive thanks to oxygen. I love water; in our culture ‘water’ is another meaning for life. Water is really important. All the way from Libya, in the middle of the sea, I suffered a lot from water; we soon ran out of water and we were really thirsty. The journey to Italy was hard. I fought for water like any other on the boat. For this reason, I will never forget how important it is. In Bangladesh, water was not a problem. In Bangladesh trees are considered a blessing. We say “planting trees saves the environment”.

Trees are so important that I would like to tell everyone to plant more and more trees. Trees and water are very important in our life. Since I am in Italy now, I will definitely try to plant trees if I ever get the chance. Since I had to fight to get some water to survive, I know how precious it is. I will try to let everyone know how important it is. I have not turned 18 yet but this is the message I want to share with you.

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