In 2018, The Earth Organization took on five young and enthusiastic environmental monitors (EM’s) who are now working on a number of vital tasks such as environmental monitoring, information gathering, alien plant control, and, most importantly, education and raising awareness in the local community and schools. The EM’s reached many people in the community with their work:
- Handing out 1775 educational environmental booklets at 14 Schools in Kwa Ximba,
- They spoke to the visitors and staff of the Msunduzi clinic,
- Educated commuters at the Msunduzi Taxi rank,
- Educated visitors to Manzolwandle Sport Centre
- carried out a cleaning campaign with the Msunduzi Community
- Planted 25 trees in schools and community areas
UGANDA NURSERY GARDENS PROJECT
Environmental conservation Education:
Twiesige Selegio and his team conduct a training course from the ‘Rescue The Earth Mission Booklet’ to school going children mostly from Primary and Secondary schools in Uganda. In this project they have trained over 600 students and awarded them with certificates once they have completed an exam about the booklet. Recently over 90 students have been trained and of those 81 students completed the course and qualified for their certificate awards. In addition to the above, Twiesige has enrolled many more students for the third term training which has begun in September 2014.
Nursery Beds Project (Coffee)
This project is intended to benefit the environment by using environmentally friendly tree species, as well as educating community members and students of the best possible methods of cultivating nursery beds.
This helps create sustainable job creation to all members of the community that are involved. The product that was chosen for the Nursery Bed project is coffee trees. This commodity was chosen for the duel purpose of creating a forest, as well as providing income for the communities. Twiesige discovered that the local communities were destroying the forests in order to make a living. The Coffee as a commodity is a high demand product, with a large established market. This will help prevent the communities form cutting down the natural forests.
Energy saving stoves:
These stoves use less firewood as compared to others. This will help decrease the amount of firewood consumed and therefore reduce the amount of trees that are cut down for fuel. Twesige and his team aim to establish another nursery bed in a second location, where the need is greatest.