Help Dixon to plant 1 million trees in Uganda

Fundraising campaign by Johanna Ponten
  • US$9,777.00
    raised of $30,000.00 goal
32% Funded
398 Donors
Raised offline: $10,000.00
Total: $19,777.00
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”The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open” Dixon Bahandagira.

Climate change is something you can no longer deny or hide from. It is not an isolated problem for Africa, Arctic or Europe. Climate change will sertainly affect all humans from now on, and it is up to all of us to reduce the effects. But when financial resourses and leadership is virtually non-existent, the impact from natural disasters becomes extremely severe. As my friend Dixon Bahandagira experienced reccuring and increasingly severe floods in Uganda, he decided in 2019 to become an activist. He is now a coordinator for both Greenpeace Africa and Fridays For Future Uganda, a mission that sometimes can be dangerous. For exampel the activists organize strikes and trips to protect the existing forests.

But Dixon is a true visionary who refuse to be silent. He really wants to make a difference for the climate and his people. And he wants to make things happen. Since November 2019 he has been working on the project to plant 1 million trees. The territory is very fertile and plants are growing fast. Dixon has notised that many of his plants has grown more than 2 meters in one year. Trees are absorbing carbon dioxide which is necessary to slow down climate change. Uganda also has big problems with deforestation which makes this project even more urgent.

Dixon and his team has already planted and distributed more than 375 000 trees since November 2019. He is planting together with people at schools, hospitals, churches and the society while creating awareness. For only 1$ Dixon can plant 5 trees. But it takes a lot of time and effort to buy tree seedlings and transport them. He is a determined man, and his vision is to plant 1 million trees. But biodiversity and protection of the plants is also very important. He use more than 10 species while planting and the local people is responsible to protect and take care of the plants until they are old enough.

When he is not planting or working with activism he is an ambiscious student. He studies Economy, Environmental science and Chinese, and masters no less than 7 languages!

If you decide to donate to Dixons project, I can ensure you that he will use it well. He will do everything in his power to reach his target and to create a better environment for his people. An environment which is habitable and healthy now and for the next generation.

Organizer

  • Johanna Ponten
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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 03, 2022
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  • Spencer Longo
  • Donated on Oct 02, 2022
$2.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 02, 2022
$5.00
Sep 15

School number 34

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 09:23 pm

Tuesday the 13th of September the team visited Victorious junior and primary school in Kabarole district. They planted 200 trees and supplied 3000 plants to pupils and teachers. It was all fruit trees like Misizi, Mango, Apple, Orange and Guava.Thankyou so much for all donations to the project, big or

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Sep 12

Kazingo SDA primary school

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 05:43 pm

Despite a damaged knee Dixon continued his projected by visiting Kazingo SDA primary school the 9th of September. They planted 120 trees with the pupils and supplied 2000 plants.

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Aug 08

Summary for July 2022

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 09:28 pm

In July Dixon has been truly actively working with his project, so we decided to put everything together in a summary. This month Dixon managed to work on 9 schools and 4 communities in Kasese and Bundibugyo, the most affected areas in Uganda. They used a total of 90,000 trees. . . . .

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Jul 22

School number 31

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 06:43 pm

This week Dixon visited Rift Valley secondary school, Kasese district, together with his team. They planted 200 trees and supplied 3000 trees to students and teachers. Many schools are asking for him and the project in truly successful right now. Dixon is also working on a plan to evaluate the

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Jul 09

60 000 plants in 1 week!!!

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 03:54 pm

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Jun 23

St Jude primary school Kabarole district

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 10:09 pm

230 trees were planted and 1200 plants were distributed to students and teachers to plant at home

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Jun 23

16th of June

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 09:52 pm

At Rubona primary school in Bunyagabu district Dixons team and the pupils planted 500 trees and 4000 plants were distributed to pupils and teachers.

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Jun 15

Livestream speach at PRECOP27 in Bonn 11th of June

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 08:38 pm

If you missed the great opportunity to listen to Dixon Bahandagiras speach at PRECOP27 in Bonn the 11th of June here is a second chance:https://youtu.be/pe7UTa9PVQIIntroduction videohttps://youtu.be/9hdrG6xjOes

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Jun 09

KEEP SUPPORTING!!!

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 07:37 am

Hello everybody! Dixon Bahandagira is kindly asking for continued support. He has now planted 170 000 plants since he started in 2019 and have been working with pupils and students in 20 schools to plant and raise awareness about climate change. Many schools are now asking him to continue his

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Jun 06

School number 20

Update posted by Johanna Ponten at 01:32 pm

Congratulation Dixon! Your project team have now visited 20 schools since the project started! Amazing! This time at Busiita primary school the 1st of June. 200 plants were planted at school and 1500 plants were given out

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Donors & Comments

398 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 03, 2022
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  • Spencer Longo
  • Donated on Oct 02, 2022
$2.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 02, 2022
$5.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Sep 30, 2022
$1.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 29, 2022
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$2.00
  • Sonali Mudunuri
  • Donated on Sep 29, 2022
$5.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 28, 2022
$1.00
  • Maria
  • Donated on Sep 27, 2022
$5.00
  • Johnelle Stephens
  • Donated on Sep 17, 2022
$1.00
$25.00
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Raised offline: $10,000.00
Total: $19,777.00

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