We aim to support girls nutrition and climate justice clubs plant 10,000 fruit trees in 50 communities in Uganda, providing a sustainable source of fruits, healthy diets, reducing micro-nutrient deficiencies, and support girls as environmental stewards. As we help girls nurture these fruit trees in Ugandan schools, we support biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, contributing to carbon dioxide sequestering to mitigate impacts of greenhouse gases leading to cool temperatures, and cleaner air.
In Uganda, access to fresh and nutritious food remains an unattainable aspiration for many school children, primarily due to resource constraints faced by educational institutions leaving students vulnerable to micro-nutrient deficiencies and hidden hunger. Due to poverty, most students cannot afford to park a fruit or proper meal to school. There is a need to transform Uganda's food system in order to address food and nutrition insecurity, climate change,degraded soils and biodiversity loss.
In the heart of Uganda, where vibrant communities and lush landscapes intersect, we embark on a journey that not only nourishes young minds but also fosters environmental stewardship. Imagine this: rows of saplings stand tall, their roots digging deep into the rich African soil. The air is filled with the promise of growth. If seeds are provided girls can grow fruits in their school gardens. This can create sustainability for the school and any surplus produce can be sold to the local community.
This project will benefit 50 schools and 50000 students in Uganda. These schools serve as hubs of learning and community engagement, making them ideal locations for fruit tree orchards. By targeting students, we aim to improve their access to fresh fruits, contributing to healthy school meals while also empowering girls as environmental stewards championing climate change mitigation through semi agroforestry which helps in carbon sequestering, soil health, biodiversity and restoring ecosystems.