Did you know that Fort Portal is one of the poorest regions of Uganda according to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, with high food insecurity caused by increasing poverty, use of unsustainable agriculture methods, and inadequate food storage? This leaves many children malnourished and unable to fight illness or focus in school which impacts their education. Sky Is The Limit tackles hunger by giving daily school meals to its 400 pupils, but is currently unable to grow enough food sustainably in its 8-acre farm.
That’s why we are so excited to be taking part in the Green Match Fund with The Big Give!
This Earth Day (22nd April until 29th April), we will be doubling all online donations to support our organic farming project at Sky Is The Limit. Working together, we will develop its 8-acre farm using sustainable organic farming practices to increase food sovereignty and produce food for a daily nutritious school meal to 397 disadvantaged children, restore its ecosystem, and increase opportunities for local young people.
By introducing organic farming at Sky Is The Limit and providing training to the farm workers to up-skill them in organic farming methods, we can sustainably increase yields of food currently produced by the farm, while reducing carbon emissions and use of chemical fertilisers, lowering the risk of pollution in the soil and water, and restoring the ecosystem. Training will also be offered to local young people, encouraging the practices of organic farming in rural Uganda.
Will you help Sky Is The Limit reduce its environmental impact and grow strong, healthy crops to produce enough food for their school meals programme?
Please get involved so that we can raise £10,000 to combat the malnutrition and restore land which has been depleted by traditional farming.