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“Everyone Starts Somewhere”


Please donate to raise funds for solar lighting for school children in Uganda. Dear Friends- Today, December 2nd, Giving Tuesday, we are participating in the Microsoft Youth Spark Event, “Everyone Starts Somewhere” which will provide matching funds to youth projects on Global Giving. Donations you make to our solar lighting project on Global Giving, are eligible for 100% matching funds, until these funds run out. Matching is available beginning at 9:00 am EST but go quickly so please act now! We are looking to raise $10,000 for Phase II of our project and greatly need your support. These funds are … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How the woodfuel shortage is affecting East African schools & community


This short YouTube video is based on an interview I did in June with Henry Twinemasiko, the director of the REF schools in Rubaare, Uganda, (visit our project page) who appealed to us six months ago for help in bringing energy efficiency and renewable fuels to his school district. Henry is a tremendously inspiring and committed man and together we have a plan to cut the schools woodfuel consumption (and the associated costs), and generate revenue for the schools by converting the region’s agricultural waste into fuel briquettes for the school and the community. We have also began with our … Continue reading

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Ugandan schoolmaster leads way in seeking energy efficiency & sustainable renewable fuels for schools


Born to a very poor family, orphaned at a young age, Henry Twinemasiko is providing hope and education to 1,650 schoolchildren in this remote corner of Uganda.

Henry’s next mission is to bring clean-burning biomass fuels and green technology to the schools and the community’s 15,000 inhabitants.

At The Charcoal Project we are proud and humbled to be Henry’s partner.

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