Help us fight climate change by planting trees in Schools around Uganda

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  • Descripción


    My name is Ronald , 40 a Ugandan National. An Environmentalist by profession, a farmer , Football Coach and Climate Change Activitst. I have 3 children, Timothy, Melissa and Vanessa.

    I am the Director and Founder of this foundation but we have other staff members as well. Since our inception in 2016, our Project has evolved from providing Relief to children, into empowering young people become the change they want to see in the World.

    Our mission is to green the World through Climate Education . We do this by taking Climate Education right to the footsteps of Schools in Uganda, empowering young people in how to take Climate Action

    In 2016, we came up with the project after the realisation that Climate Change was becoming a serious threat to humanity Worldwide. We also realized that despite of the threat, no concrete measures had been taken by Government to address the issue and yet Schools were preoccupied by the efforts to have as many children pass in first grades without necessarily teaching children about Climate Change. Trees are being cut down at an unprecedented rate and thus carbon levels were increasing in the atmosphere partly contributing to change in Climatic Conditions.

    We therefore came up with our Project with the aim of not only re- greening the depleted environment, but also empowering young people to become environmental stewards in their own communities by teaching them about the importance of tree planting in tackling Climate Change .

    The project works in Jinja, Iganga , Buikwe and Mukono and Wakiso Districts .
    It works in Primary, Secondary and Tertially Institutions. We have so far planted in 110 schools in Eastern and Central Uganda. We also intend to scale- up the Program to other Schools in the different parts of Uganda and later cover the entire East African region.
    Our Goal is to reach out to every corner of Uganda engaging young people in Schools to take action through tree planting and growing.

    We also have The Renewable Energy Program which is part of our Project Strategy that equips Schools and Communities with skills in making low- cost renewable energy aimed at carbing deforestation and overall dependence on wood fuel which exacerbates Climate Change.

    Of late we have ventured into the planting of Fruit Forests which we have effectively implemented in Jinja City where we have planted hundreds of Fruit Trees with the children. We intend to plant another 2 fruit Forests in 2022.

    Lastly, have the Green Spaces Program through which we equip communities with skills in Vegetable growing. This aims at enhancing Food Security in Communities and tackling poverty especially among rural women in Uganda.

    This year 2023, we are introducing something new: We are introducing a short course called Climate Education and Ecosystems Management which will acquaint our Volunteers and Interns with skills in Climate Education, Community Forestry, Sustainable Agriculture and Ecosystems Management.
    This year still, we are working on a Masterplan. We are constructing our new Home Base in Wakiso District which will have an Office Block , Tree Nursery and Vegetable Garden. The overarching goal is to build a Research Hub and Center of Excellence for Climate Education in Uganda.

    Join this cause today as we take action against Climate Change. We welcome Volunteers, Interns and Professionals who wish to spend thier free time with us. At the end of your volunteering session, we shall offer you a Certificate of Merit which will help build your career as an upcoming Environmentalist.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    1) Travellers will be in position to experience a new culture, learn new languages and get to enjoy the Ugandan food and delicacies including matooke, sweet potatoes, Luwombo, local greens which are not only tasty but nutritious too.

    2) Visitors will also have a chance to get skills in our Climate Change solutions and experience at first hand on how we tackle Climate Change in Uganda and will take back these skills back to their home Country and implement them.

    3) Travellers will also get a chance of touring the beautiful country that Uganda is. They will visit the source of River Nile( the longest in Africa), Lake Victoria, Bujagali and Sipi Falls, Mountains of the moon and the Chimpazees in Bwindi impenetrable National Park.

    4) Most importantly. they will learn about the diverse African/ Ugandan culture and living style quite diffrent from those they are accustomed to. They will adopt to the lifestyles such as creating an own vegetable garden, washing clothes with hands, harvesting rain water, preparing local dishes, bathing using a basin, using local toilets and learning some bit of the local language(s).

  • Ayuda


    1) Travellers are required to be people who love the environment and comfortable working in semi rural areas. They should have a passion for Mother Nature and should be ones who don't mind getting their hands dirty during the tree planting exercise.

    2) They should between 18 - 85 years of age both male and female, from any religion, race, color and tribe.

    3) Our travellers should also be in position to work with children of all age groups because our Project works mainly with School Children and youths.

    4) Sometimes you will be required to go teach in the Schools alone but with the help of a Teaching Coordinator whom you will find at the School (s).

    5) Volunteers will be required to pay a small fee of 5 Euros a day to cater for your meals and accommodation. The balance will help us cater for Project expenses like, buying Seeds, farm equipment and transport for monitoring projects. If you are willing to pay more, much better because it will help us achieve our dream of finishing the construction of our Home Base.
    6) Volunteers should be flexible and willing to adapt and work in a new environment different from that in their respective country.
    7) English is the official language used in schools and offices in Uganda. Prospective volunteers should be able to speak English, but this doesn't mean that one has to be very fluent in english but at least be able to communicate.
    8) 90 percent of our work involves helping with the soil to plant trees and establishment of Tree Nurseries. Prospective volunteers should be okay with touching soil or shouldn't mind getting their hands dirty.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluido

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  • Alojamiento


    We recently relocated to our new Home Base, which is a 3 Bedroom House situated in Wakiso District . The house has a room for the volunteers and another for the hosts. It is surrounded by a garden and Tree Nursery situated a few meters off the main road. It has electricity, water and a green space where vounteers can enjoy the fresh air in the countryside. It is secure and the neighbours are friendly. Internet and telecommunication network is good, situated close to a hospital in case of any emergency situation

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    Being a non-profit organization, we do not offer stipends for our volunteers. You will pay a small fee of 5 Euros a day to help us cater for accommodation and meals.

    We grow our own food and vegetables, so most of the food and veggies we prepare comes directly from our garden. Rachel does the cooking perfectly well and always in time with all dishes prepared uniquely in a true Ugandan style. Breakfast is served at 8 am, while lunch is always ready at 1 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm. Visitors also have the choice of eating in restaurants around Kampala, Nansana and Kakiri.

    During your stay, our team will also teach you how to prepare Ugandan / African dishes.
    Volunteers should brace themselves for a hospitable reception. Ugandans are very hospitable and outgoing people. During your free time in the evenings, volunteers can go to a bar around Kakiri or Nansana and enjoy an bottle or two of beer and some fried chicken. There are plenty of bars with quite a busy nightlife in the neighbourhood. So, come prepared for fun if youre an outgoing person

    Volunteers will also spend some time in the evening to experience the lifestyle of Ugandans and also visit happening places like the Ndere Centre, source of the Nile, Sipi Falls, Kitagata Hotsprings, Mountains of the Moon, White water rafting of the River Nile, Bungee Jumping, Mabira forest tour and many others.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We welcome online volunteers as well as those who want to come and volunteer with us physically in Uganda now that airports have been reopened. Our online volunteers can get engaged in a number of activities, that include, Web designing, Organising Webinars, organising fundraising online drives, Lesson Plans, conducting online Climate Change Campaigns on our behalf and lots more exciting opportunities. Just get in touch.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Campervans are welcome at the project. We have ample parking space and security.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    USD$ 4 a day for 3 daily meals
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