Our Core areas of Intervention

Climate Change and Agriculture

Deforestation, or the cutting down of trees for wood products and land development, has increased drastically within Ugandan borders over the past few years. The demand for timber as well as oil palm fruit (used widely worldwide) are two major reasons behind this increase; investors believe they can make money by selling forest resources at high prices on international markets like China’s enormous market where it sells lots of cheap plastic goods made partly from African oils especially those obtained through deforestation practices.) This reduces natural habitats which causes fragmentation thus making species more vulnerable to extinction due to climate change effects such as temperature rise and extreme weather conditions brought about by El Niño events).

We work with communities to restore forest cover through promotion of agroforestry practices and tree planting in schools, government forest reserves individual gardens, thus promoting sustainable land management through agriculture. 

Health and Wellness

Child health is suffering due not only lack of nutritional status or poverty but also lack of education about healthy eating habits for parents who may be illiterate as well as low income levels which limits ability purchase nutritious foods such as vegetables while getting full meals on time after work hours leading them to resorting towards cheap sources that contain less nutrition content such instant noodles made from maize flour (cornmeal).

The nutrition and health of children in Uganda is a major concern for the country’s development. Malnutrition, especially stunting during childhood  have a long-term impacts on learning capacity as well as learning potential later in life. We work with communities and nutrition experts  to establish garden hamlets to provide a rich source of vitamins and proteins by planting fruit trees with hamlet gardens.

Youth Education and Vocational Training

Uganda is a country that has challenges in its education system. These include lack of infrastructure, teacher training programs, textbooks and school facilities to name just a few. There are also other factors which have impacted the quality of education such as teacher absenteeism due to inadequate remuneration for their services being offered by the government. For people and planet works with partners to train youths in skills thus enabling them to be self sustaining. 

Unemployment in Uganda today remains high at 8 percent for urban areas and 28 per cent for rural communities, according to data released by UBOS in 2021 October. Despite efforts made towards solving the problem over time it continues to persist this is partly because of the kind of education given to the youth which doesn’t train youths in skills..

For people and planet brings vocational skills training  to the youths to help them achieve vocational and business skills to build their capacity to be able to create an income for survival.

The health sector faces many challenges in Uganda. These include lack of funding, high mortality rates for children under five years old and maternal death, low numbers of medical professionals including doctors per capita compared to other countries with similar economic status at the time (0.11 vs 0.5), infections leading disease cases such as tuberculosis being among the top three diseases causing morbidity there are around 8 million Ugandans living on less than $1 a day which is over half their population.

We work with stakeholders and the communities to demand and increase in the health sector budget allocation as well as sensitize the communities on better health practices include routine HIV and other STIS screening, adherence to medication, referrals, exercising and promotion of better feeding habits for communities of all ages.

In Uganda, lack of access to menstrual hygiene management products is a concern. Inadequate or nonexistent safe water supply and sanitation services lead many women in rural areas to use leaves or papers instead of sanitary pads when they have their period. This is because it’s free and easily accessible from trees surrounding the homes. However these leaves can often cause rashes due to high pH levels on the skin after drying out blood clots from vaginal secretions that contain mucus membranes which are more susceptible. 

In addition some girls do not get enough time away from school or work for recovery between menstruation days so try using sanitary towels made by local businesses. We work to deduce local and affordable solutions to assist the girl child have better access to menstrual health kits, including re-usable sanitary pads and access to menstrual health information.