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”
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.”
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”