Since 2016, the Kain Foundation has funded the Uganda Landcare Network to establish and scale up a Junior Landcare project in 4 rural communities in Uganda that are some of the poorest in the world. This Junior Landcare project educates young people to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of their environment. It educates young people in practical skills related to sustainable land management, food security and agricultural based income generation. Australian schools can play a crucial role when they choose to join Schools 4 Schools and raise money so more deserving young people can take part in this crucial project. All money raised will go towards expanding the Junior Landcare project from the current base of 4 schools. There are over 22,000 primary schools in Uganda. The more schools we can reach with its Junior Landcare program, the more students will be able to improve their food security.
Junior Landcare educates and trains students in practical, hands-on land management skills. This is done by completing activities such as installing water harvesting tanks, building working gardens within schools, building piggeries, and training the students on the best ways to maintain and grow these resources using modern sustainable cultivation methods. This not only provides a source of local food for communities, it also unlocks potential income streams. Students are shown ways to pass their new knowledge on to others in their community, such as their parents, via activities like music and storytelling. This ensures that land care principles spread beyond the bounds of primary school and impact the wider community.
Download the Schools 4 Schools Info Pack to learn more about the campaign, and send us your contact details. Our Commercial Manager will call you to assist you in setting up your fundraising page and answer any question you might have.
I first met Kain Foundation when my Year 10 students at Salisbury High School took part in their Work Inspiration workshop in December 2017. After taking part in the Foundation’s annual immersion trip to Uganda in August 2017, I was so impressed by the impact and outcomes of their projects that I joined their board to help them expanding these projects. I know that any student who signs up for the School 4 Schools campaign can make a positive difference in the lives of children in Uganda, and gain valuable life skills through the experience.