Meeting of the Maasai women from "Women of Faith" Copyright: SOFIs WORLD

East Africa Funding Projects in 2022

In 2022, the URBIS FOUNDATION will once again fund exciting projects by our three long-term partners in East Africa.


Cornelia Dix with our UFT Team in Sokodé

Visiting our team in Togo

In mid-January, project coordinator Cornelia Dix travelled to our subsidiary foundation URBIS FOUNDATION Togo (UFT). On her twelve-day trip, she first visits our headquarters in Sokodé, a city in the central region of Togo. There, she exchanges ideas with our local colleagues and visits some projects and ongoing activities.


Handing over of the tree seedlings at Malinyi Secondary School Copyright: TAREA

Sustainable Use of Biomass for Cooking in Tanzania

With the support from the URBIS Foundation our project partner TAREA in Tanzania successfully ended the one-year project “Enabling Sustainable Use of Biomass for Cooking at Public Secondary Schools in Malinyi District”.


The SEAs and the Speakers of the Ceremony Copyright: Odyek Ronald, ACSET

Celebration of the End of the SEAs’ Solar Training in Uganda

At the end of November, the second group of Solar Extension Agents (SEAs) completed their training at the Uganda Technical College (UTC) in Lira, North-Uganda. At a ceremony held at UTC Lira, the completion of the trainings was celebrated, and the SEAs were congratulated.


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.


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.