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2020 – Enhancements are continuing on our RPI Raspberry Pi based 12 volt solar powered education server — no internet needed! See our Solar / Education page to learn more. We continue to make adjustments with the pandemic.
2019 – Dr. John Shavers and board members spent collectively months visiting our school sites in rural Uganda and working to empower Ugandans. Our work continues to make a difference.
2018 – New programs are being evaluated, including more solar education support, sustainable farming and more. Trained Ugandans are now doing many of our solar installs and LED and CFL school lighting. New this year, we trained Ugandan technician and teacher, so more could be done, year round.
2017 – We followed up on our tree programs to inspire to help make them successful.
2016 – IHA reinitiated a tree program by facilitating the planting of approximately 200 trees at three primary schools in the West Nile region. A number of the trees planted before didn’t survive a drought. Various types of trees were then chosen, including banana varieties (matooke, sweet), other fruits (mangoes, jack fruit, avocado), and hard wood varieties (grivaria, teak, and ficus).
Past environmental projects of note:
During the spring 2013 humanitarian trip, IHA volunteers met with 15 members of the Buyaga community and discussed a project in which families would plant five trees periodically, when they collect firewood. Two weeks later, some 60 community members met with a Uganda forest ranger to discuss the project. A Forest Keepers Association is now formalized.
CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION of doing our work right
In the spring of 2012, IHA received a small grant from Seaworld Busch Gardens. With funds from the grant, IHA purchased fuel efficient stoves for Kyosimba Village community members living adjacent to and collecting firewood from the Mujuzi Central Forest Reserve. Solar cookers were locally constructed and a stove constructed for the primary school.