Permaculture scholarships Uganda

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2 min summary of a recent PDC held in Wales by Sector39

Permaculture education in Central Africa has already proved its potential as a route out from both poverty and environmental damage.

This is a UK, Ugandan and Kenya partnership for permaculture education, built on mutual friendship and co-opertion over many years.

We are Grass roots, independent and autonomous permaculture projects working together to create new possibilites for abundnace and regeneration. Please help us!

You can support a ground breaking event that will help create new possibilities for permaculture education in such a key area. There will be a 60 person course and conference at Sabina School Uganda, demonstrating tropical permaculture best practice and  linked to education and community development.

A Wales/ Africa collaboration for permaculture education in Uganda in May 2018

Education to deal with climate change is a huge issue, especially for the already marginalised farmers in East Africa. Subsistence farming is rarely a focus for investment or training, yet it is the path to food security.
It costs £250 to train a farmer to become a permacutlure teacher.

120 hours of tuition and material support to create and empower teachers and community leaders!

We think this is the most effective way to create long term and lasting change where it is most needed.

+ Forest farming and regenerative grazing
+ Composting, biochar, biogas and bio-energy
+ Permaculture and enterprise
+ Permaculture eduation for schools and curriculum development

Sector39, together with their Ugandan partners  are teaching and demonstrating powerful strategies for climate change mitigation and adaption.

Here is one of the workshops from 2017 course

Permaculture education has so much to offer to add to the diversity, resilience and innovation of the rural poor.
East African farmers have the drive, the focus and the potential to be significant clamate change adaption and mitigation engineers with co-ordiantion and training.

We have two completed courses to prove it and numberous testimonies from past students.

We want to raise the bar this time with a bigger and more inclusive course at Sabina School Uganda in May next year. This will be followed by East Africa's first permaculture conference or convergence .

We are training the trainers and leaders who will be on the front line facing the challenges of ecological and economic disruption of climate change and poverty.

By supporting our campaign you will be helping us reach some extremely vulnerable and otherwise excluded people.

Permaculture Academy
PermoAfrica Centre
BEU permaculture
at  Sabina School

We teaming together to offer a ground breaking course, bringing together specialists in permaculture, eduation, organic growing, bio energy and business and innovation. There will be 60 participants supported by an educatinal team from Uganda, Kenya and Wales.

As well as delivering the course we will be developing teaching resources, running a social media campaign filma dn recording for future conferences whilst bring togehter some of East Africa's sustainable development specialists.

Your support helps develop this event whilst making it much more accessible. Donations will be used to support core costs of development in uganda and to directly subsidise the costs for attendence for participants.

Thank you, diolch yn fawr iawn!

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Myself and colleague Charles Mugarura met with the secretary to the Vice President of Uganda today who is supporting our ambition to bring permaculture education into the national curriculum of Uganda. He is also sending a colleague to the PDC. Tomorrow we travel to Adjumani to the Sudanese refugee settlement area where we will be planning to deliver permaculture training for refugees. We welcome and thank everyone for donations to support this vital work. Steve and Charles
At Makarere uni, Kampala yesterday
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Thanks again for donors.. we are working hard to raise the profile o f this campaign and really grateful for your support
Charles Mugarura at our local school
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Here is a flavour of a great practical on biochar making and wood gas stove making
Workshop from the PDC 2017 in Uganda
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We have just upped out target figure and are ready to start promoting the next big project in Uganda, planned for May. We are seeking support for individual students to take part in the permaculture course as well as logistical support preparing the site and working with volunteers in advance of the event itself. Please get in touch for more details of opportunities for involvement.
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