Jinja Youth Tree Nurseries

by Girls For Climate Action
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Jinja Youth Tree Nurseries
Jinja Youth Tree Nurseries

As students returned to school in Uganda a jump start for Girls for Climate's schools programs began. Four new leaders were brought onto the team, ten schools were engaged in tree planting and education in climate resilient activities, while ten local fruit tree and native plant orchards were established. Each school planted at least 100 tree seedlings while a total of over 1000 students were engaged in hands-on learning. 

The team of Joanita Babirye, Kizza Pius Ddumba, Apolot Barbara, Naddungu Maria Linus, Mwesigwa Jonah, and Kafuko Jennifer are not ready to stop. New schools are asking for our workshops and a supply of seedlings to keep pace. We look ahead to the day when trees will refresh every school and inspire bright minds to act for our common green future.


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Girls 4 Climate Nursery Project Report (2021)

Workshops were carried out in Mpumudde, Mafubira, Walukuba, Bugembe, and Namulesa in late 2021. The Namulesa training involved community members from Life Ministries who received trees and learned about the health benefits of plants such as Moringa, Jackfruit, and others, led by local captain Judith. The Mpumudde, Walukuba, Bugembe and Mafubira workshops combined included 50 young people.

In Mafubira a two-day training was carried out with local youth to serve as climate captains. This involved sharing the main concepts and challenges of climate change, eco-mapping and space for youth to share some of the challenges and solutions seen at the local level. 

Jinja Youth Tree Nursery 

On receiving donations through GlobalGiving, the core team met to decide how to progress with plans for a youth-led tree nursery in the Jinja area. It was agreed to buy an area of land.

While the specific tract of land has not been decided upon, a preliminary budget for 7,000 seedlings was made (not including the land). Of the 16,489,340 ugx raised on GlobalGiving and received as direct transaction to our bank account, 40,250 ugx was deducted as bank charges and the rest of the amount will be spent as follows; 12 m ugx will go to purchasing land, while 4 m will be saved for the nursery itself.

Goals for 2022

We plan to purchase land to establish our Youth Tree Nursery and establish more tree nurseries with local youth.

We plan to distribute and plant 10,000 fruit tree seedlings around schools and communities

The team are also partnering with several local educators, such as EcoMamas and PEACE, raising the number of youth involved in climate action education and solutions. We are keen to train more climate captains - youth who will be able to educate and take actions at the grassroots level. 

 

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Girls For Climate Action

Location: Jinja, Central - Uganda
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Twitter: @girls4climate
Project Leader:
Joanita Babirye
Jinja, Central Uganda
$5,348 raised of $6,000 goal
 
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