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tree planting in schools for climate change, AFRICAN ARK PRIMARY SCHOOL, KASESE UGANDA, Uganda


Organization: AFRICAN ARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Contact Name: Mr Kule noah
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: African ark primary school
KASESE UGANDA, +256  
Uganda
Great For: Great for Christians, Great for Families, Great for Kids, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Fundraising, Financial Aid, Environment, Agriculture
Hourly Commitment:
6.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
4
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
10
One-time / Ongoing Position:
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Description

Over the last few years, the forest cover in Kasese district has significantly reduced. Accordingly, the local people reported that many parts of the district had extensive forest and tree cover but now most of it is gone. This has resulted in loss of biodiversity (including medicinal plants and wild animals in the former hunting areas) and severe land degradation due to soil erosion and loss of fertility. The local people note that many areas which used to be very fertile are now barren and the overall agricultural productivity in the area has declined dramatically which is pushing people deeper into poverty. Moreover, pressure on the remaining forests and trees is high as the proportion of people depending up on them for firewood and non-timber products is quite high. we request for volunteers to help in fundraising for project and publication of project for sustainability.
Initially Posted: 12/31/2016
Last Updated: 02/23/2017

This position is available during the following dates each year:
Start Date:   01/30
End Date:    12/20