Teachers’ Action on Child Abuse and Health in Uganda, Solar Energy and Clean Cooking Stove

Teachers’ Action on Child Abuse and Health in Uganda is a grassroots non-profit organization that focuses on the promotion of human rights and public health projects throughout Uganda. In the organization’s newest project, Teachers’ Action is helping community members living in the Kyarumba sub county to gain access to clean energy technologies.

Currently, the region lacks any energy infrastructure and households still predominantly rely on environmentally unfriendly, inefficient, and unhealthy resources like kerosene lamps for providing much needed household lighting, and wood burning stoves or fire pits for cooking. These traditional energy sources are not only expensive, but are also environmentally unsustainable and detrimental to the health of entire households.

Teachers’ Action on Child Abuse and Health in Uganda is providing residents in the village of Nyakabale with solar-energy systems and the resources to make improved cooking. Throughout 2015, they will install 10 one-light solar units in different households throughout the village. All together, the program will provide households with clean heat and lighting, as well as fostering local enterprises.

For more information, please visit Teachers’ Action on Child Abuse and Health in Uganda’s website.

GRANT AWARD DATE: May 27, 2015