Access to First Aid in any educational institution is vital for the health and safety of students and staff. In Uganda this is officially recognised (click for references) but in practice for a variety of reasons, access is often totally absent. The UNA Eastbourne’s project work in schools in eastern Uganda made us aware of this problem and prompted us into action. Continue reading “First-Aid training in Ugandan schools: Supporting an urgent need”
By sending quality lifejackets to Uganda the UNA Eastbourne is assisting the vital welfare of fishing communities. One fisher on average supports a family of eight. With fishing communities in Uganda amongst the most deprived in the country, any assistance to reduce the appalling death rate amongst fishers is urgently needed. Continue reading “How can lifejackets to Uganda reduce HIV rates?”
For three weeks at the end of February and in early March 2018, to coincide with the first rainy season of the year, Ian Elgie together with Christina Elgie, visited Uganda to supervise the new Mvule tree planting programme. Continue reading “The Uganda Mvule tree planting programme”
Ian Elgie, Chair of UNA Eastbourne, visited Eastern Uganda from 26th June to 10th July 2017 as part of our Moringa Project. The following is a report on the workshops he was running in Uganda on nutrition during that visit. Continue reading “Report on UNA Eastbourne nutrition workshops in Eastern Uganda”
UNA Eastbourne began a new project February 2017, in eastern Uganda, to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. This goal is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
In addition the Moringa Project meets Sustainable Development Commitment 3 for ‘Good Health and Well-being’; Sustainable Development Commitment 13 for ‘Climate Action’ (the Moringa Project forms part of our tree planting programme) and Sustainable Development Commitment 17 ‘Partnerships for the Goals’. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said: “To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development we must swiftly move from commitments to action. To do that we need strong, inclusive and integrated partnerships at all levels.”
Support our Carbon offset scheme by paying for a tree to be planted in Uganda at just 20p. But why Uganda?
In the UK our carbon footprint is immensely higher than that of the average Ugandan – so we believe we have an ethical responsibility to pay for our pollution and to compensate those communities who are less polluting. Often the less polluting countries will suffer as much or even more than we do from the consequences of climate change. We have one global atmosphere, so what we do in the UK matters elsewhere. Globally we are all responsible for climate change – but to different degrees, and the rich countries who tend to pollute the most are in a privileged position to do more about it. For even more reasons to plant trees in Uganda see our scheme in detail co2-scheme-una-may-2016.
Much of Eastbourne is built on a flood plain, meaning our town should be very concerned about rising sea levels. We saw how a heavy storm eroded the cliff face at Birling Gap not so long ago. Although the UK suffers less from climate change than many other parts of the world we still need to think very carefully about what we can do to reduce global warming. Continue reading “Offset the carbon emissions from your own electricity consumption”
Climate change has always happened but in recent years man-made climate change has come into the equation. We are seeing global warming rapidly approaching a level that would be a severe threat towards our survival. And yet still our lives are hugely dependent on the burning of fossil fuels, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere and adding to global warming. Continue reading “The UNA Eastbourne carbon offset and carbon reduction schemes”