News Selection of funding projects 2021 completed
In 2021, the URBIS FOUNDATION will once again support some exciting projects related to solar energy. Once again, we received numerous interesting and committed project applications. After careful consideration, we have decided on the following applications. We are very much looking forward to a good and exciting cooperation.
Giving Children Hope Initiative
By building primary schools, the Ugandan organisation Giving Children Hope Initiative aims to provide access to education also for the rural parts of the country. The focus is particularly on children from difficult family backgrounds. The URBIS funding is now being used to improve the school's electricity supply by means of its own photovoltaic system to enable the use of electronic devices in class.
The Alpha Childcare and Community Development Organisation from Uganda is mainly active in the field of health care. With the support of URBIS, it is now planned to equip two health facilities in rural areas with photovoltaic systems and to train the local staff in the use of the systems. This should not only improve the quality of health care, but also raise awareness of the benefits of solar energy.
In West Africa:
Kinderrechte Afrika e.V.
Together with our long-term partner Kinderrechte Afrika e.V., we are equipping the "Land of Angels" training farm with a photovoltaic system. The electricity generated is mainly used to secure the water supply and to operate electronic devices such as computers. The training farm has been run by Kinderrechte Afrika for several years in order to offer children and young people who have experienced violence a safe retreat and a perspective.
Aktiv für Afrika e.V.
This small NGO from Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich has set itself the goal of sustainably improving living conditions in rural Ghana. With the support of URBIS, Aktiv für Afrika is building a solar pumping system in the village of Kwanjarko this year to supply the local population with clean drinking water all year round. The surplus electricity generated will also be made available to local small businesses.
Technik ohne Grenzen e.V.
The organisation, which is supported by numerous students, has been active in Cameroon for some time. Currently, Technik ohne Grenzen is implementing a well construction project in the village of Nzindong. URBIS is financing the solar component of the project, which consists of the purchase and installation of a pumping system and a photovoltaic system. The water is used to supply the local school, the hospital and the church.
This year URBIS is supporting the organisation Centre Solidarité et Initiatives pour le Développement from Burkina Faso in their activities to promote female agricultural cooperatives. In a first step, CSID has cleared an area of about two hectares with several women's groups. With the financial support of URBIS, this area can now be irrigated by a solar-powered pumping system.
The small NGO African-German Energy Development Association from Berlin has been working for several years to promote development in the rural regions of The Gambia. Together with its partner MADRA Development Foundation, AGEDA is planning to build a well in the village of Kerr Pateh Koreh to supply the local population with drinking water and to support agricultural activities. A solar-powered pumping system will be used to pump the water.