Urbis Foundation
Welcome

As a charitable foundation, we are dedicated to promoting the use of renewable energies and protecting our climate and environment. Through our work we wish to sensitise for a more sustainable use of our resources and to offer more people a perspective for a brighter future.

Regionally, we focus our activities on Sub-Saharan Africa. A special emphasis lies on our partner country Togo, where we have been implementing projects since 2002. Additionally, we offer funding support to initiatives in Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda, which advocate the use and implementation of renewable energies.

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Our achievements

930

Students educated
in our
vocational school

41

Solar plants installed

151

Farm students educated

125

Solar-Interns supported

16

Medical wards
supplied annualy with
medical equipment

48

Nursery schools supplied with toys

18

Seamstreses trained

110

Pupils supported

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Partner country Togo

We are active in a variety of sectors in our partner country Togo.

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Project funding

As a foundation we allocate grants to support sustainable projects.

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Info Soleil

We regularly publish our Togolese newsletter “Info Soleil”. Subscribe here to receive our Info Soleil.

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Solar Curriculum
Solar Curriculum

In Togo, we developed a state-certified Solar Curriculum.

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Sucess Stories From URBIS solar training to permanent employment

In March 2021, Tchala Ekéma took part in an intensive one-week solar training course on the installation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar systems organised by URBIS FOUNDATION Togo (UFT) in Lomé. Following the training, she was funded by UFT for a three-month internship at KYA-Energy Group, where she got a permanent job after graduating with a degree in civil and electrical engineering.

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The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

Sucess Stories The solar boutiques of Mohamadou Yacoubou

In 2013, Mohamadou Yacoubou completed the solar energy course at the Lycee Technique in Sokodé, which is financed by URBIS.

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The children with their new birth certificates

Sucess Stories Project "Birth certificate for all"

In Togo, many children do not yet have a birth certificate - we support them to receive one retroactively.

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The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

Sucess Stories The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

Thanks to a microcredit granted by URBIS, Madame Aridja Tchakonde was able to establish a café, which she runs today with five employees.

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The boutique of Madame Mouraféra Sallassis

Sucess Stories The boutique of Madame Mouraféra Sallassis

With a microcredit granted by URBIS, Madame Mouraféra Sallassis was able to open a boutique, which she runs with her daughters.

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The sheep farm of Rialou Djafarou and Seveya Ourogneni

Sucess Stories The sheep farm of Rialou Djafarou and Seveya Ourogneni

The two men were students on our sustainable farm in Sokodé in 2013/2014. They received a comprehensive training on sustainable farming, management and business administration.

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The cultivation of field crops by Mamadou Ouro-Tou

Sucess Stories The cultivation of field crops by Mamadou Ouro-Tou

In 2016, Mamadou Ouro-Tou finished his vocational training at our sustainable farm in Sokodé.

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News

We regularly report about news from our projects and partners.

Yams hills with sesame plants Copyright: SAF

Collective farming successfully launched in Blitta, Togo

In our project with Sight Africa Family (SAF) in Togo to establish six production communities, much has already been achieved in the first months of the project. Following the successful project kick-off in August 2021, the first three communities were established as planned in the villages of Kamboussa, Kaza-Copé and Niki-Niki 2.

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Cornelia Dix presents Dr Kadjassi with a blood pressure monitor as a farewell gift Copyright: UFT

Farewell to Dr Kadjassi

After 13 years with URBIS FOUNDATION TOGO, Dr. Bâ-Traoré Kadjassi, who was responsible for the health sector, retired. Over the years, we have greatly expanded this sector. It all started with a request from a small health station that wanted to provide medicines for the less fortunate.

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Installation of the solar panels Copyright: Aktiv für Afrika e.V.

Solar power for Kwanjarko in Ghana

Within the framework of the URBIS funding programme, Aktiv für Afrika e.V. installed a solar power system in the village of Kwanjarko in eastern Ghana. This now powers a solar pump, which sustainably improves the health and living situation of the 1,500 inhabitants through year-round, safe supply of clean drinking water and also creates local opportunities.

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