Project Statement Since 1960s Kasese district has been experiencing tribal conflicts and civil wars like in 1996- 2002, Uganda was attacked by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) where Kasese was the battle field. This caused myriad suffering where people’s property was grabbed, children orphaned, women became widows, rape and others killed, and people were forced into camps. In 2015 and 2016, Kasese and Bundibugyo districts were attacked by the so called Kilhumira Muthima (terrorists) who were attacking government military and police installations killing police officers and most of the women have remained widows and innocent children orphans making them more vulnerable in income generation and education. As a result of increasing HIV transmission and death from AIDS/AIDS many women are left widows and children have been orphaned and others made vulnerable, according to the district probation office, there are more than 2500 Orphans in Kasese district. Some children are left in the hands of their grandparents to take care and support. The grandparents do not have the capacity to care, support these children in terms of provision of food, school fees and other scholastic materials, payment of medical bills, bedding and others. This has made grandparents/care givers to encroach on the national parks to look for firewood to sell and cover some of these expenses. Some women have lost their lives and others seriously bitten by some park authorities and at the same time some have been also killed by wild animals from the national parks. In addition, some women have lost sexual appetite due to the fact that when they carry firewood on their backs, they eventually get tired and if one has a husband, this results into domestic violence for failure to satisfy their sexual needs. It was also revealed that some of their husbands have been killed in the National park and others imprisoned due to poaching and this has created a very big gap between the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the community. According to the needs assessment that was conducted by RWEYIDA it was found out that men go for poaching to compensate for their crops that are being destroyed by wild animals from Queen Elizabeth National Park. According to WWF fact sheet 2013 A district-led approach towards 100% clean energy access (Kasese baseline survey) shows that; the biggest number of people use fuel energy for cooking in Kasese and firewood usage was 82% followed by charcoal 17% and others 1%. The fact sheet further shows Kasese district’s current access scenario reflects the general picture across Uganda. This means that there is over-dependence on firewood and charcoal for cooking and kerosene for lighting which is unsustainable use of biomass which leads to environmental degradation and climate change. Due to this, RWEYIDA has come up with this project Enhancing Community Participation in Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Kasese District by 2020. Project goal The project goal is to reduce both the use of wood fuel demand and carbon emissions of Kasese which improves environmental sustainability both locally and with respect to global effects.
Together Room 3 (Kindergarten) and Room 4 (Grade 4), will help each other to build bird feeders that help birds and other other small animals find food over the cold winter months. Once we build the bird feeders using sustainable products, we will sell them to members of our community and the money raised will go to help a local animal shelter.
My project will increase pollinator populations that are native to california by creating pollinator habitats that are filled with native plants from california and as a result promote pollinator populations because it will increase the number of plants that are specific to them. These plants will will be grown in verticle gardens and in raised beds near a raised bed vegetable garden. The pollinaotrs will pollinate the vegetable garden because they are so close in promiximity and as a result there will be a larger harvest yeild. The harvest yeild will be then donated to a local food pantry
Students will research, design, create and up-cycle bird, bee, and butterfly houses out of readily available materials and/or recyclable materials. In addition, students will research, plan, and create gardens in our school yard and community that promote bird, bee, butterfly habitats. In the spring, we hope to host a sale to sell the plants that we grow, houses that we created as well as hand out informational and DIY pamphlets on birds, bees, and butterflies and their habitats. The proceeds from this sale will be donated to support a local group in our community/city. The students of Room 32 will collaborate, mentor and teach fellow classrooms at our school to create awareness and promote small actions to protect birds, bees, and butterflies habitats and ecosystems as well as inform them on plants they can plant at home to support our little friends.
We will start with cleaning out the pond, removing metals from the ground, and reallocating rubble to sculptural uses. Additionally we will renovate existing buildings into classrooms and art studios. Careful records of plant and animal species will be logged.
We are collecting recycled cardboard boxes and holding painting parties.
Gatherings for the London youth in Brick Lane, demonstrating their actions, giving them a platform to campaign on to the city workers.
We made posters and we are going to put them near the Charles River Esplanade where people will take notice. We plan to talk to the Esplanade Association and the Mayor's office to tell them about the litter we saw and our desire to make our world healthy and green.
Students in the 4th and 5th grade at Whitlow Elementary School will regularly collect stream data on water pH, conductivity, temperature and dissolved oxygen. They will aggregate the data from a solar powered water quality probe with data collected using manual chemical kits. That data will be entered into the state data system which monitors streams all over the state of Georgia. Using nets they will sample the stream to see what life it supports. Our data will be used by scientists across the country.
We will be Visit the Marine Environmental Education Center in Hollywood Beach, we will learned about the different species that inhabit the South Florida Waters and lay eggs on our beaches, we will also learned how to help the hatching process and all the things that are threaten and endanger the turtles. We will finalized our project walking the Hollywood Beach picking up all pollution materials such as ropes, plastic,lids,nets and many others.