HYT is an award-winning charity that trains young people in climate-friendly construction and builds schools, homes and water tanks.
Working with some of Africa’s most marginalised people, HYT uses a sustainable compressed earth block, the Interlocking Stabilised Soil Block, to transform communities and refugee settlements.
HYT is East Africa’s leading advocate of a sustainable approach to building and vocational training.
Awarded the prestigious Ashden International Award for Sustainable Buildings, HYT works with international NGOs, government agencies and other partners, successfully completing environmentally-friendly projects and training programmes all over Uganda. Watch the video to learn more
Uganda has more refugees than anywhere else in Africa. HYT works with refugees in settlements throughout Uganda, giving women and men skills in construction and job opportunities.
Refugees build as they train, improving settlements with climate-friendly meeting centres, trading kiosks, schools and water tanks.
After their training, refugees have returned to their home countries to work as masons. Others have built new homes in the settlements, or stayed with HYT to work on other projects.
Ten rainwater harvesting tanks
For this year’s international women’s day HYT would like to honour the women in Uganda at the leading edge of sustainable innovation. Female education is
HYT has built ten 20,000 litre rainwater harvesting tanks in the world’s second largest refugee settlement. The tanks will service over 22,000 teachers, students, doctors,