A Rocha Uganda was established as an official A Rocha project in June 2010. Our goal is to restore degraded environments, conserve nature and encourage local communities to use natural resources in a sustainable way.
Through our ongoing research and monitoring of Lubigi Wetland, Kampala's largest remaining lake, A Rocha Uganda is assessing the plants and wildlife that it supports and the extent of damage that is occurring. Through this work, we hope to establish strategies to restore and conserve the remaining wetland.
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project is helping to improve the living conditions of communities in Namungoona village. Activities such as rebuilding public wells and toilets and providing training on how to construct bio-sand water filters, help to minimize the spread of diseases amongst local people.
The A Rocha Environmental Education Programme (AREEP) is reaching out to children and young people to encourage them to care for their environment.