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 Eastern Europe and East Africa, 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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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.

REZA gives families in Zanzibar access to solar energy and safe lighting Copyright: REZA

Strengthen orphans’ education through access to solar energy in Zanzibar

In cooperation with our long-time project partner REZA, the organization for renewable energies in Zanzibar, URBIS supported a solar energy project again this year. The aim of this year's project was to support orphans in their school education by giving them access to solar energy.

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Council members: Martin Weiß, Kathrin Weiß, Matthias Schmidt, Dr. Inez Kipfer-Didavi, Andreas Böning, Dr. Christian Epp

URBIS welcomes new Council Members at Foundation Meeting

On 23 October, the URBIS Foundation held its annual Foundation Meeting and this year we were pleased to welcome three new Council members for their four-year term.

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Delivery of the solar panel in Nzindong Copyright: Technik ohne Grenzen e.V.

Solar pump for the project "Drinking water supply in Nzindong

In the village of Nzindong in western Cameroon, Technik ohne Grenzen e.V. is building a well to improve the local drinking water supply. The URBIS Foundation supports the project by funding the solar system to supply the electric well pump.

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