Who we are
GREENING SCHOOLS - PLANTING THE FUTURE
The Schools Tree Project is a massive tree planting campaign that aims at taking the fight against Climate Change to Schools in Uganda by partnering with Schools to get schools children involved in greening their Schools and Communities as a way of fighting Climate Change in Uganda. In other words, the Project works to empower children become Environmental Stewards within their own Schools and Communities in Uganda. The Schools Tree Project is an Initiative of Child Care Foundation Uganda that works to create a generation of leaders who are environmentally conscious and future leaders who will pursue the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals especially those on the Environment . The Schools Tree Project is a member of the One Planet Network which is a United Nations supported Multi- Stakeholder Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Climate Change is one of the greatest threats facing the world’s children. This mounting global crisis has the potential to undermine many of the gains we have made in child survival and poses even greater dangers ahead. In every crisis, children are most vulnerable and Climate Change is no exception. As escalating droughts and flooding degrade food production children bear the greatest burden of hunger and malnutrition. As temperatures increase, together with water scarcity, it’s the children who have to travel long distances to collect water for domestic use. As more extreme weather events expand the number of emergencies and humanitarian crises, children pay the highest price. These are the threats that children face today. Unless we act forcefully to tackle the Climate crisis now, the danger will only escalate. It is a prospect so painful to imagine that many people would rather not think about.
The Schools Tree Project therefore strives to tackle this problem by empowering children to play an active role in combating this global crisis. We believe that the empowerment of children into taking the future into their own hands will create future leaders who are environmentally conscious and well equipped in resolving future environmental issues.
“Circumstances can never fail a man,
his attitude does.”
OUR VISION AND VALUES
Our Vision is a World where its Inhabitants take full responsibility of our Natural Heritage for the Generations to come.
Schools Tree Project Uganda is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
Power of young people
We believe in the power of young people in bringing about change in society. Young people hold the key to the future and it is our profound belief that young people have ideas which should be listened to, acted upon and given a spark.
Power of creativity
We believe that it doesn’t require one to be with lots of money to bring about change in communities. Creativity is the key that unlocks barriers and creates opportunities. We support and enhance creativity among young people as a way of solving problems within their communities. Through our Programs, we ignite young people’s creative abilities as far as Climate Change Mitigation is concerned.
We believe that Environmental Conservation is a collective responsibility. We believe in partnering with stakeholders at all levels including Schools, Teachers, Local Councils, Women, youth and Religious Leaders,local Councils, local and international Ngo’s in order for us to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.