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WATER DAY – 23rd/03/2012.
Theme: “Water and Food Security”
International World Water Day is held
annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of
freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.The theme chosen for 2012, “Water and food security”, seeks to further explore these two
closely-related concepts, and the lack of which causes severe crisis in
increasingly more areas across the world.
remarkable international day was initiated at the 1992 United Nations
Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Tomira as usual will join the
rest of the World to celebrate the Day on the 22nd March 2012.
Tomira, through its well established
networks in Ugandawill be Joining Buhesi subcounty to launch its programs official by handing
over two water tanks to Kiyombya primary school. All aimed at promoting public
awareness on water and its impact on food security.
Some of the pupils of Kiyombya primary school in Buhesi
subcounty witnessing the handover of two water tanks of 10000 litre capacity.
This facility is to be shared among, the school, Church and
5 families near the school
Why this launch on this day:
increase public awareness about water
as one of the fundamental factors for food production
over view of the world water day 2012.i.e why the theme?
critical role of water in achieving rural food security
harvesting techniques available in the country
role of Tomira in the sector and in water development.
Way of participating
Donate a water tank to Tomira for clean water
No. of people to access
This campaign is aimed at improving access to clean
water through rain water harvesting
We call upon you to donate in order to foster people’s
lives in areas where people can’t have access to clean water.
rain water harvesting, we are also setting up community spring wells which are
managed at community level by members elected in the communities to safe guard
and protect their clean water.
A well before constructed by Tomira After construction by Tomira ng we
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While drought ravages swathes of Drought conditions in the Horn of Africa
eastern Africa, on the other side have affected more than13 million
the continent some communities people and more than 9 million people in
in Uganda dry central have set Uganda are in need of TOMIRA food
village granaries to help them assistance.
through the lean season.
Supported by TOMIRA, the
granaries are mostly run by women.
The Allied Democratic Forces
) is a rebel group opposed to the Ugandan government. It is based in western Uganda with rear bases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It began as a minor group in the forested Ruwenzori
mountain range along the border in 1996, but expanded its activities
over the next several years. As of 2004, the ADF had been largely
destroyed by the Uganda Peoples Defense Force
but the scars of this conflict still exist, creating a regional humanitarian disaster that has left
generations of children in crisis.
Children forced to fight
The nature and duration of the
conflict created tremendous humanitarian, social, and economic costs for
all of Uganda, particularly for children. Child protection has not been
a priority for governments, despite national and international laws
guaranteeing their basic rights.
Throughout the conflict, ADF has left estimated 30,000 to 66,000 children have been kidnapped over the course of war.
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