Environmental Conservation

 

Due to climate change Young Leaders’ Organization Uganda is working hand in hand with the youth to ensure that the societies/Communities in Teso and Karamoja Districts plant at least one tree in a home-stead. This is done by demonstrating the process from the staff homesteads of Young Leaders’ Organization Uganda through planning more trees and flowers in the areas they live in.

We also encourage the general public to plant varieties of crops that can adapt to climate change.

Community Tree Planting

By 2018 7,000 trees were distributed by YOLOU to farmers, schools and families throughout the region.

 

In response to wedding gift funds given to a couple in 2019 more than 12,000 fruit trees were planted.

 

These trees help to hold the soil (less erosion), retain moisture, provide needed shade from the hot sun, and can provide food.