This project is part of a program that ISP has so far implemented in 28 schools in the Moroto District, Karamoja Region.
In 2011, ISP begun collaboration with Costa Family Foundation with a focus on the agricultural intervention in two elementary schools. Thanks to the positive impact recognised in the first phase of the project, we decided to continue implementation with a plan that has led us to work with a total of nine different schools by the end of 2014.
The project aims to promote access to education through the improvement of food security, health, and the existing structures in the schools, through interventions that promote a rational use of the limited natural resources. At the same time we want to extend the concepts and activities of the natural preservation to the rural population living in the vicinity of the schools.
In the last three years, Karamoja has faced a food crisis due to drought, followed by off-season rains that have created flooding in some parts of the region. The food crisis has been compounded by other factors such as tribal conflicts, cattle-rustling, animal diseases, poor harvests, interruption of economic activities, environmental degradation (desertification), and the subsequent exploitation of resources of food alternatives like animals and wild plants. These factors have contributed to a substantial worsening of the already critical situation in the Region that has the highest poverty rates of all Uganda.
The overall design of ISP and Costa Foundation project covers 5 areas of intervention:
Agriculture, Food Security, Water, Education, Environmental protection.