Positive Planet supports education and economic development in Uganda by 1) training entrepreneurs to start eco-friendly brick-making businesses and 2) using the bricks to construct school buildings.
There are three parts to the problem. The first is the heavy reliance on bricks that are produced by using fire kilns which is extremely degrading to the environment and results in pollution and deforestation. Second, there is a huge need for bricks in order to support the most basic human needs such as housing, watertanks, and schools. Third, there is a lack of opportunities for jobs and skill development in the region in which Positive Planet works.
Positive Planet's program trains local masons to operate eco-friendly brick press machines which will displace polluting kilns, developing job opportunities and provide bricks for infrastructure improvements at schools to support education.
Brick by Brick, a Positive Planet Program, will empower local sustainable economic develop and improve the lives and futures of vulnerable children in Uganda by improving the physical infrastructure of school communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
COWESER (Community Welfare Services)
UN Habitiat guide to ISSB technology