Waste recycle and sustainable farming in Uganda
Ugandan NGDOs “Uganda Environmental Education Foundation (UEEF)” and “Cape of Good Hope Orphan Care and Family Support Project (COGHOC)” in collaboration with the Basque group Neiker-Tecnalia and the World Rural Forum, launched in 2011 the project Sustainable Schools Project – Saluganda.
The initiative is based on the implementation of the dry latrines Ecosan dry, chicken and pig farms and organic school gardens in four primary schools and orphanages in the Buikwe District, Uganda.
The organic waste from the school latrines is treated with ash from the same schools kitchens, composted and analyzed before being used (along with animal waste) in the schools’ organic gardens that provide vegetables for pupils and feed also animals, closing the cycle. Thus, in addition to improving the current living conditions of the students, aims to contribute to self-sustaining in the future.
In 2013, the participation of ner group allowed to complete the cycle at the Maranatha Primary School and establishing orchards and nurseries in two new orphanages, the Kisimba- Muslim Primary School and the Kiyindi SDA Primary School.
ner group has not only financially supported the project but also relocated some staff from its member company Ekin, temporarily releasing them from their regular duties to follow the project implementation on site.
The goals of 2014 is to close the loop on these two orphanages, and includes new enhancements such as rainwater collection systems, in the frame of supporting local initiatives to improve hygiene, food and environmental education of children Ugandans.