Sustainable Recycling and Waste Management Campaign in Kisoro.

Fundraising campaign by Richard Hafasha
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There is an African proverb which says Umwana utangyenda yibyirako nyina ariwe uziguteka neza gusa - a child who doesn't move outside its home thinks that the mom is the best cook.

I never realized how beautiful it is to live in a clean and plastic free environment, where every citizen is concerned and committed to the environment they live in. I am very fortunate to live in Iceland, which is one of the most eco-friendly and clean countries in the world. My experience here has been very eye-opening in regards to recycling and waste management in small communities. The few places I have traveled to, I have learnt a lot, but conservation and sustainability has been my number one priority on my list. I hope my time in Iceland will open new opportunities to support my project back home.

Sustainable Recycling and Waste Management Campaign in Kisoro district (Southwest Uganda)

Like any other part of the world, our local population is rapidly growing with poor waste management processes. Through our Sustainable Travel and Conservation Program we aim to support practical conservation initiatives that address priority issues, deliver and communicate conservation data and empower the local community. We also wish to facilitate a global conservation network to promote collaboration and ensure long-term sustainability and create employment opportunities. We have approached our local council and laid out our plan to operate and maintain a sanitary landfill and waste treatment facility in compliance with district Environmental Department rules and regulations.

OUR GOAL

We want to build a strong partnership with our local council to organise and manage town cleanups, educate and build awareness of recycling and waste management. We would also like to work alongside educational departments by introducing organic gardening in both local schools and the rest of the communities. To begin we will start our awareness campaign using local and social media outlets. We hope through this campaign to organise the collection of plastics and other wastes. It will then be transported to our main collection center to be sorted accordingly. Due to limited resources, initially we will be separating plastic bags, empty cans, bottles and other materials that can't be turned into organic compost. All recyclable waste will be taken to our partner organizations in the capital area of Kampala, who have enough resources to make building materials out of it. The same process will be introduced to all schools and hospitals that have partnerships with us. We are in the process of introducing recycling and waste management clubs in these schools and it is our task to make every student be responsible for a clean and plastic free environment within their schools and homes. We are committed to purchase and put recycling bins in areas within our local community and encourage all citizens to be responsible and use them accordingly. This will apply to our partner schools and hospitals. It would be another way to make our work more efficient as we encourage everyone to take responsibility for the place they live in. Our initiative will create different job opportunities, from refuge collectors, recycling plant employees to environment ambassadors.

Organic gardening

Kisoro district is known as one of the most beautiful places in Uganda with climate which favors the growth of vegetables amongst other crops. Unfortunately it is an area that has one of the highest malnutritious rates and other related problems related to lack of nutrients and poor diet. This affects mostly children and pregnant mothers. This problem is related to infertile soil and limited knowledge of sustainable agriculture. We plan to build a collection center to gather the waste where it will be sorted accordingly. All the organic waste will be processed and turned into a compost. Thanks to this, we will be able to create a good organic fertilizer that will be given back to the community. With the help of our local council we will teach and demonstrate how to maintain a sustainable agriculture. This will enable them to, for example, plant different varieties of vegetables. We hope to gather enough organic fertilizer to work and distribute it to local farmers, hospitals and schools. Through this, we aim to create a clean environment and build a healthy, nutritional diet for our community.

Thank you for your commitment to help us reach our goal and make this happen.

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  • Richard Hafasha

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  • Kacper Pawlik
  • Donated on May 20, 2022
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  • Kacper Pawlik
  • Donated on May 20, 2022
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