Tree Planting Campaign in Kampala-Makidye Division
SSA:UHSNET participated in the launch of a tree planting campaign initiated by Slum Dwellers Federation where a number of trees were planted in different parts of Makindye. The event started with a speech and a prayer lead by the Director of Slum Dwellers Federation. Representatives from the community had gathered to listen and the atmosphere was good. Everyone helped with the planting - land owners, the chairperson of the local council, the Galima community group (a member of Slum Dwellers Federation), school kids, teachers and SSA:UHSNET staff.
Starting from yesterday until the 5th of December at least 150 trees will be planted around the division expected to help reduce the degradation of the environment in the slums through counteracting pollution and raising awareness with the community.