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We’re planting trees to help communities thrive—improving soil, preventing floods, and fighting climate change.

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One year later, it is a testament to their hard work and enthusiasm to protect their environment that trees are still alive despite the challenges of unhealthy soil, goats eating anything, hungry ducks, flooding, and being uprooted by humans.
Revisiting the Kira Police Station Barracks site nearly a year after Act Africa Now planted trees with police officers, showed just how much trees can grow when given the right care and circumstances.
Returning to the LC 1 office in Kamwokya highlighted the ongoing dedication of local leaders to support community greening efforts initiated a year ago. They were eager to show off the healthy trees we planted together in a fenced-off area—safe from goats and developments.
Kanyogoga slum is a bustling area where small businesses sell chapatti, charcoal, gum boots and tomatoes. Yet, amidst this tapestry of enterprise, a stark reality emerges—residents live next to polluted pools of water and heaps of refuse, amidst a landscape that straddles the line between Luzira and Muyenga.
In the lead-up to Ramadan 2023, Act Africa Now embarked on a journey of solidarity within the heart of the Kawempe slum, localy named the “Lost City” by its resilient inhabitants.
On the 28th of February 2023, Act Africa Now, spearheaded its 4th environmental activation at the Kira Police Station Barracks. Situated within a community where police officers, their families, and relatives reside, this initiative aimed to foster awareness and active participation in combating climate change.
The residents of Kamwokya joined the Act Africa Now team & took charge of their environment, rallying together for the community cleanup initiative. The pressing need for upgraded drainage systems and improved roads reverberated among the residents, whose pleas extend to the government for immediate action.
Kakajo Zone Activations was fully supported by local residents in addition to Ugandan fashion models Tricia Akello and Aamito Lagum. It focused on uplifting urban slum communities in Kakajo Zone 1, Kisenyi, Kampala Central Division.
On Saturday of November 24, 2022, the dedicated team of Act Africa Now, alongside enthusiastic volunteers, embarked on a transformative 2km journey to raise awareness about the value of preserving the environmental among Kampala residents.
Amidst the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the landscape of live events was profoundly altered. However, despite these challenges, in 2020 we were resolute in our commitment to bring forth an unforgettable experience.
Mambya Arts organized the second edition of their annual international festival to celebrate and promote human rights through dance. Recognizing the power of dance to attract, unite, raise awareness, stimulate thought, and drive change, Tuzinne highlighted human rights concerns faced by some in Uganda and East Africa.
Human rights are pressing concerns in Uganda and East Africa. Recognizing dance’s ability to attract, unite, raise awareness, stimulate thought, and drive change, Mambya Arts organized an annual international festival to celebrate and promote human rights through dance.