Corporate Social Responsibility
The Tree Planting Project
(TPCEPS) an environmental program that was designed by St Roza College School and Umoja motherland tours LTD as a means of conserving our environment with particular emphasis to schools and the communities around them to mitigate climate change.
The world climate change is current in the international agenda. A number of obvious things are beginning to emerge as a result of this climatic change. These include the melting of the ice berg in the North and South Pole, the rising water levels recent strong waves of storms which hit parts of Central America and Far East. Africa is not an exception to this environmental phenomenon; southward expansion of the Sahara-desert remains a big threat to the existence of African countries bordering the Sahara. The huge challenges of food shortage hitting many countries in Africa including Uganda as a result of the droughts devastation countries such as Kenya Ethiopia and southern Sudan provide visible examples.
Uganda like many other countries has experienced a number of these shocks arising out of the climate change. The reducing water levels in the major lakes, the rivers the un predictable weather changes, rampant drought, land slides and flooding of the rivers high degradation of the natural forests and wetland areas, High water, air and soil pollution rates. The declining productivity of arable lands. These events and changes are reminder enough that our environment has not been looked after in pursuit of development.
Umoja motherland means unity to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community nation and race. At Umoja motherland tours we aim at uniting the world with East AFRICA through travel by providing excellent travel services and creating fascinating unforgettable safari memories of our clients.
The Umoja Mother land tours Ltd and St Roza College School partner in this project for mitigation of climate change project is a 10 year project with the goal of restoration and conservation of the environment within the region of Kibaale Mubende and Wakiso Districts. The project focus will be to plant of trees in rural Schools and community levels to restore lost forest cover.
Promoting initiatives aimed at restoring the environment to its initial balanced state and ensuring that conservation agenda remains sustainable high on the table. The measures are mainly those which are within the implementation ability of the Organizations and those whose implementation requires influence through schools The project puts emphasis on the growing of fruit trees, in both homes and schools of the project area, reason being that fruits are multipurpose and they last long once planted. Growing fruit with children offers a unique chance to teach them about the importance of healthy foods and nutrition. Whether the fruit-eaters are children, animals or impoverished neighbors -- fruit trees take advantage of Mother Nature's natural resources system...and deliver shade, soil conditioning, food for wildlife...and food for humans and our animals. And it lasts for decades! That's a lot for one simple plant to gift us with.
For each tour, you book a certain percentage goes towards supporting this green project. We have a nursery bed where we and the student plant 30 seedling each month, and each year we hold a community tree fair and give free trees out to community members, parents, teachers from different schools to take home and plant as we aim at having a green community. On the fair students, present drama and traditional dances about conservation and important of trees all to create awareness. You can also join our community tree fair event.
We believe the positive change in our climate starts with you and i. Let us improve our environment today for a better tomorrow so that the generations to come also reap from our efforts.
Overall Goal of the Project
To provide generations of Children and teachers and the community with healthy nutrition options and environmental education opportunities in green compounds.