Challenger Profile at a Glance
Meet Rakai Youths for Action & Development in Uganda, 2021 International Climate Action Challenge Eco-Champion award-winners!
#9 – Rakai Youths for Action & Development (RYAD)
Registered Challengers: Samuel Yawe, John Jjuuko, Catherine Namyalo
90-Day Challenge Period: September 1 – November 30, 2021
During the 90-day challenge, the RYAD team:
Coordinated 20 cleanups in Rakai Town Council trading centers, and Kifamba sub-county and Kagamba sub-county villages.
Held 30 sensitization and awareness meetings.
Hosted 10 sports events.
Reached 6,000 people with all events.
Planted a total of 500 trees during five tree-planting events.
Tree planting details:
Planted by: RYAD team members, local leaders and volunteer members of the community from each village where trees were planted
Type: jackfruit, mango, mvule, musizi
Sites: roadsides, green spaces, sub-county headquarters, health centers, barren hills
Kagamba sub county: Bbaale, Kanagisa
Rakai Town Council: Danida village, Katuntu and Kibona