One Million Litres Water insecurity is a major issue in refugee settlements worldwide. Bidi Bidi, Africa’s largest settlement, is no exception. Through the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks, HYT is providing a sustainable solution while empowering refugees with construction skills. HYT’s ‘One Million Litres‘ project is installing 50 rainwater harvesting tanks in 50 Bidi Bidi […]
Charlie Tebbutt, HYT Trustee and its former Assistant Country Manager, is travelling to the COP27 conference in Egypt this week, as part of a delegation from Cornell University, where he is currently a postgraduate PhD student. Charlie writes: ‘Attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference is an incredible opportunity to engage with international decision makers […]
Richard Vita, 55, grew up in Kenyibuli, a small rural village in Northern Uganda. The village is plagued with all the symptoms of extreme poverty, child mortality is high, education levels low and there are very few opportunities for young men and women to find employment. As a child, Richard’s parents never prioritised his education, […]
HYT pioneers community-led tree planting in refugee schools. Working closely with communities to transform the learning environment.
How can non-profits allocate support that truly aligns with a community’s priorities and efforts? One method is identifying and supporting existing community projects, such as schools. Koboko District, in the extreme North West corner of Uganda borders both South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Heavily laden trucks inch their way through Koboko’s steep […]
In 2017, HYT set out to build six rainwater harvesting tanks in one of Uganda’s last remaining primary forests, Mabira. Located between Jinja and Kampala in the south of Uganda, Mabira is home to some of the country’s poorest communities. The project, in partnership with Water Charity, installed the tanks in six schools to bring […]
It is difficult to imagine the life of a Congolese refugee, in the western world we are far removed from the realities of fighting, fleeing and surviving. In the last 12 months, HYT has provided construction training to 56 Congolese refugees. In the hope of bringing some context to HYT’s work, here is a snapshot […]