TREEE is short for Three Trees & Education
TREE PLANTING INITIATIVES ARE RUN BY LOCAL NILOTIC WOMEN, IN THE PROCESS EMPOWERING THEM WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
TREE PLANTING INITIATIVES ARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AEE CHURCH OF UGANDA
SCHOOL INITIATIVE IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GHETTO FILM PROJECT, A NOT FOR PROFIT GROUP OF UGANDAN FILM CREATORS AIMING TO INSPIRE ‘DISADVANTAGED’ CHILDREN THROUGH FILM AND SPORT
EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT – 3 WEEKS OF SCHOOL FEES
For every order placed with Nilotic, we will pay 3 weeks (or ¼ of a semester) of school fees for a ‘disadvantaged’ child in Kampala, Uganda, who’s parents or supporters cannot afford to send their child to school. Our initial focus is the district of Naguru, which contains a significantly higher portion of ‘disadvantaged’ children than the ‘Katwe’ district made famous by the recent Disney blockbuster ‘Queen of Katwe’. Our children in the Naguru district dream of becoming the next Phiona Mutesi and we will do everything we can at Nilotic to create opportunities for these kids. The Nilotic team along with Ghetto Film Project, have created a Red List of kids labeled as ‘disadvantaged’. Upon sale of a Nilotic product, we choose one child from the Rest List at random for the School initiative. Fees are paid directly to the school and invoices stored for everyone to see, so there is zero chance of corruption!
THE MORINGA TREE
For every order placed with Nilotic, we shall plant one Moringa tree in the West Nile, Northern Uganda. For those of you that had never heard of the Moringa Fruit, Oil or Leaf before, now you have! Saying its products are extremely nutritious for consumption is an understatement. Planting the Moringa tree will enhance the nutritional value of the local diet in rural West Nile as well as improving income from a high yield crop such as Moringa.
THE NILOTIC FRUIT TREE
Also for every order placed with Nilotic, we shall plant one Nilotic Fruit tree in the West Nile, Northern Uganda. This region is the birthplace of our Nilotic Fruit Butter, home to the best natural skincare cream known to Woman. Unfortunately the challenge of late for the local Women picking the Shea Fruits has been the cutting down of Trees by village men for quick profits via charcoal production. We aim to offset this effect and ensure a long term future for the Nilotic Fruit tree via this initiative. These miracle trees take over 40 years before they yield fruit but the result is worth the wait!
SUSTAINABLE INCOME & SUSTAINABLE COSMETICS
THE BAMBOO TREE
Finally, for every order placed with Nilotic, we shall plant one Bamboo tree in the West Nile, Northern Uganda. Nilotic do not replicate the cosmetics market by packaging in cheap, non biodegradable and/or chemically dyed plastic. We use 100% pure & sustainable Bamboo. Hence, we would like our Nilotic Women to grow Bamboo trees and sell back to us in the future. Moreover, the Bamboo tree is quick to grow and will very soon be able to provide sustainable all year round income for the Nilotic Women and their families.
A MESSAGE FROM GEORGE “NES” STANLEY NSAMBA, NILOTIC PARTNER & UGANDAN FILM DIRECTOR:
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