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.”
In 2018 scientists were alarmed that for the first time in millions of years global average atmospheric CO2 levels reached 410ppm. Furthermore, it is worrying that currently the rate of increase is not diminishing indicating our global efforts to reduce our carbon appetite are insufficient.