Our Work at SAF

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Also though currently only a small proportion of our work Shine Africa Foundation feels that this is an area we will really expand upon in the future especially in the area of waste management. Currently we are raising awareness and sensitization on the use of energy saving technologies and possibility of using bio-gas technology and e Encouraging communities to plant trees along side farming (agro-forestry). We work with the District Environment Office to promote awareness on proper environmental practice and local capacity building through training of local environment committees.
SAF-Teso is currently working with her partner TEWDI (Teso Women Development Initiative) to implement the projects below:
Integrated Systems for Alternative use of Energy Sources in Institutions and Communities (Pilot Project):
SAF-Teso's community based activities:
» Encouraging communities to plant trees along side farming (agro-forestry).
» Awareness and sensitization on the use of energy saving technologies and possibility of using biogas technology. Currently, SAF-Teso is promoting an Environmental Project with a Title: Integrated Systems for Alternative use of Energy Sources in Institutions and Communities (PILOT) with Teso Women Development Initiative(TEWDI);
» The Overall Primary Objective of this Environment Project is to demonstrate the Social, Technical and Economic viability of a blended technology approach to minimize the environmental hazards and threats caused by firewood deficits. This will be done through the promotion, to the target population, of energy saving stove technology and promotion of sustainable environmental practices, and the installation of Biogas plants at 4 local institutions
» Through the successful completion of the pilot phase of this project the Shine Africa Foundation-Teso will look to roll out this concept into the wider Teso sub-region and integrate it within its larger Environmental Conservation Program
» During the implementation of this Program ,five objectives/Results will be achieved as follows:
» Objective 1 - Education Campaign: That through an environmental education campaign conducted using 'Peer Educators' in schools, communities, and institutions the message of the benefits of sustainable energy use, and risks of inaction on deforestation translates directly into the uptake of alternative energy use.
» Objective 2 – Biogas Implementation: That 4 local institutions (2 schools and 2 health facilities) have Biogas plants installed in order to fulfill their needs in terms of cooking initially. This will dramatically decrease medium to long term spending on firewood, and free up significant funds for alternative uses. It will also demonstrate an alternative to firewood to other institutions, result in a measurable decrease in deforestation, and improve air quality in the local educational environment.
» Objective 3 - Promotion of Biomass Briquettes:
» Objective 4 – Promotion of energy efficient stoves: The promotion of manufactured TLUD stoves and Biomass Briquettes will increase the number of households utilising this technology. This will translate directly into reduced use of financial and time resources by women and children and the wider household reduce danger to their physical person whilst travelling to collect firewood, and improve air quality.
» Objective 5 - Reforestation: In partnership with local government and institutions, to investigate approaches to, and possible viable strategies for promoting tree planting in both institutions and households. By identifying appropriate strategies for both the management and viability of tree planting on otherwise arable land the project will assist in future planning for such activity.

Partnership activities:
» Work with District Environment Office & TEWDI - Awareness on proper environmental practice and local capacity building through training of local environment committees.

SAF-Teso location and contacts:
Plot 99 Camp Swahili Soroti-Moroto Road
Northern Division, Soroti Municipality
P.O. Box 684 Soroti Uganda, East Africa
Tel: +256 772 844 459 /+256 772 854 991/+ 256-701-929754.
Email: safteso@gmail.com/shineafricaministries@gmail.com