As part of the initiatives to realize meaningful contributions to child-Wellbeing and community empowerment, Mountains of hope will introduce creative program to train 50 youth in energy saving stove making, they will be able to make these at an affordable cost in their community, especially to the poorest in selected families. Each household is expected to have energy saving stove, this will reduce on forest depletion in the name of making charcoal for cooking.
The community has the following major development problems that have affected the environment and thus require to be addressed urgently: Deforestation in the name of charcoal burning, Unemployment among youths, and Lack of opportunities to generate income. This programme is therefore designed to contribute in minimizing the above mentioned problems.
The main objective of this programme is to empower the local communities for self - reliable and sustainable development. These will go along in enhancing food productivity, food security, environmental conservation and management. It also highlights avenues for income generation with a view of poverty alleviation.
Progress and development shall be presented to the District environmental department, local community and leaders in a series of meetings. This will guarantee that the outcomes and challenges of the project are articulated and shared for informed decision making and sustainability.