PACE in Uganda

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Field trip for trainee teachers from Ggaba Clollege Environment Club

In Uganda, we worked with Tusk, VSO volunteers Janice and Rob Mercer and the Ugandan Conservation Foundation to establish a PACE demonstration project at Ggaba Primary Teacher’s College. The project aims to solve environmental issues on the college campus and inspire primary schools all over the country to develop rainwater harvesting, permaculture, composting toilets and fuel-efficient cooking projects. Over 1000 people have now attended training sessions at the college and 426 schools have received a copy of the PACE Uganda Manual.

  • Rainwater harvesting at the college site has saved 63% on water bills
  • Fuel costs in the college kitchens have been quartered since the installation of fuel efficient stoves.
  • A permaculture poultry enterprise is making money to pay for college trips giving students the chance to see Uganda’s national parks. Trainee teachers return keen to share an appreciation of wildlife with their future students.

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College tutor Dr DK Mayanja offers talks and workshops promoting the PACE manual to other organisations. Recipients have included teachers in the region of Queen Elizabeth National Park organised by the QECP link programme and a Headteachers conference in Bupadhengo, supported by the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund.

Download the PACE Uganda manual (10.4MB pdf, opens in new window)

 

Watch Ugandan news video about the launch of the manual

Images: DK Mayanja; Rob and Janice Mercer