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JEEP 30 year’s celebration of Environmental Conservation

Feb 7, 2013   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP 30 year’s celebration of Environmental Conservation

On Friday 1st of February 2013 JEEP marked 30 years of existence since 1983. The celebrations started on Thursday 31st  January with a procession along the streets of Kampala.

 

Friday 1st of February 2013 was the climax of these celebrations and a number of dignitaries graced the occasion and among these include  Counsellor for development Sanne Frost Helt who represented His Excellency the Royal Danish Ambassador to Uganda, Different foreign consulates representatives, Retired Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyooyo,

Central Government Representatives, Representatives from the kingdom of Buganda and Obusinga bwe Rwenzururu, Current and Former JEEP board members, Civil societies organization representatives, JEEP membership groups from different among others.

 

 

Among the communications made included Key note address made by Mr Otim Thomas who represented country director of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Uganda

There where addresses made from former JEEP board members, Partner representatives from Denmark.

JEEP former board members were honoured for their dedicated service devotion and support to activities Joint Energy and Environment Projects.

Outstanding environmentalists were awarded in recognition for their Nature conservation and these included Retired Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyooyo, Mr. Kyeswa Godfrey, Mr. Johannis and Mukono Diocese

 

 

 

 

There was a demonstration and public touring of the different technologies at JEEP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A foundation stone was laid by the guest of honour on the training shade which is under construction.

Our guests were entertained by wonderful performances from Kiryokya Parents Brass Band and Tende Talents High school

Children where also given some attention during JEEP  30 years celebrations and this was face painting.

JEEP thanks every body who turn up for 30 years celebration. Lets us  conserve our  environment for a sure future.

 

 

Solar Energy installations in Kasese

Dec 18, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Solar Energy installations in Kasese

SOLAR ENERGY IN SCHOOLS

In a bid to increase access to clean energy by all in Kasese district, Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) funded by the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable energy installed solar system in5 selected schools in Kasese district. The schools include Maliba SS, Hamukungu Parents SS, Kitswamba SDA SS, Kibanzanga High school and Magherita SS

Sustainability and security of the system were key issues considered in the selection process

Name of School Maliba Secondary School
Sub county Maliba
District Kasese
Date of Installation 27- 11- 2012
Source of lighting before the installation Solar system
Enrolment 720
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in laboratory + 1 security light
System specification 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – North star (170 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

 

Name of School Magherita Secondary School Isule
Sub county Maliba
District Kasese
Date of Installation 27- 11 – 2012
Source of lighting  before the installation  
Enrolment  
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2  offices + 1 security light
System  specification 1 monocrystaline solar paneTenesol (94 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – North star (170 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

 

Name of School Kibanzanga High School
Sub county Kyabalungira
District Kasese
Date of installation 28-11-2012
Source of lighting before the installation Solar system + Generator
Enrolment 324
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2  offices + 1 security light
System specification 1 monocrystaline solar paneTenesol (94 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – North star (170 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

 

Name of School Kitswamba SDA Secondary School
Sub county Kitswamba
District Kasese
Date of installation 28-11-2012
Source of lighting before the installation Generator
Student Enrollment 445
System installed 6 lights in 2 class rooms + 1 security light
System specification 1 monocrystaline solar paneTenesol (94 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – North star (170 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

 

Name of School Hamukungu Parents SS
Sub county Hamukungu
District Kasese
Date of installation 29-11-2012
Source of lighting before the installation Paraffin
Student enrolment 286
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2  offices + 1 security light
System specification 1 monocrystaline solar paneTenesol (94 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – North star (170 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

 

WAY FORWARD

JEEP will continue with the monitoring and follow up on the solar installations to ensure that the systems continue operating

 

 

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY NATURAL RESOURCES STUDENTS TRAINING AT JEEP

Nov 6, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on MAKERERE UNIVERSITY NATURAL RESOURCES STUDENTS TRAINING AT JEEP

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) on Saturday 03rd/11/2012 received a group of thirty (30) students from Makerere University Natural Resources Students led by their lecturer Dr. Mugagga Frank  with his assistants Mr Asiimwe Georg and Mr Lubega Isac for a training on best environmental practices.  This was done under the campaign called Environmental justice as a systemic issue with support from Canada.

                               Students being welcomed at JEEP

Students being introduced to bio gas at JEEP

                

Students being show best Agricultural practices at JEEP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students getting to know another Environmental Practice at JEEP

 

Students being trained to make  environmental stove

 

Students Training in Making energy saving stove

JEEP developed a special environmental module system which addresses the of both urban and rural youths, men, women and farmers in their own settings. This ensure that training includes the use of local materials and is performed in the community’s own language. JEEP  makes sure that these trainings also respect the socio- cultural norms of the different communities.

Solar Installations in Mbale,Sironko and Bududa Schools

Nov 6, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  1 Comment

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has finalised the installation of solar systems for lighting and phone charging in 3 selected schools in Mbale, Sironko and Bududa. The installations were funded by Senior Without Borders in Denmark

Bukalasi C.O.U. Secondary School

Date of Installation 25th  October 2012
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 2 monocrystaline solar pane (95 watts)

2 Maintenance free battery – First Power (100 AH)+ Battery box

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1515

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

1 Cotek Inverter (300 watts)

10 double sockets + 23 phone chargers

Wiring + Accessories

 

Buginyanya Comprehesive SS- Sironko District

Date of Installation 24th  October 2012
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 2 monocrystaline solar pane (95 watts)

2 Maintenance free battery – First Power (100 AH)+ Battery box

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1515

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

1 Cotek Inverter (300 watts)

10 double sockets + 24 phone chargers

Wiring + Accessories

 

 

 

Bufumbo Secondary School- Mbale District

Date of Installation 23rd October 2012
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 2 monocrystaline solar pane (95 watts)

2 Maintenance free battery – First Power (100 AH)+ Battery box

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1515

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

1 Cotek Inverter (300 watts)

10 double sockets + 25 phone chargers

Wiring + Accessories

 

Basic awareness about the solar systems was done by JEEP. The administrations of the schools were very great full and pledged to maintain the system

JEEP VISITS THE RWEZURURU PALACE

Oct 11, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP VISITS THE RWEZURURU PALACE

JEEP paid a visit to the Royal palace of the Rwenzururu kingdom. The meeting was aimed at seeking the kingdom support on the dissemination of improved cook stoves in Kasese as well as the Access to Clean energy initiative. The meeting was attended by teams from JEEP, WWF and the Prime minister’s office from the Obusinga Bwa Rwezururu

The JEEP team led by the CEO gave an overview of the JEEP activities and the energy saving stove training in Kasese.  Vian Musika, from WWF gave an overview on the Access to Clean Energy project.

Her Royal highness the Queen, thanked the teams for coming to Kasese and doing the great work. She pleaded her support to the program

His Royal highness the king, also thanked the teams for the work done and pledged kingdom support to the program

The CEO of JEEP thanked the King and the Queen for being so supportive to the Program and also thanked the Prime minister’s office for the cooperation

IMPROVED COOK STOVES TRAINING IN KASESE

Oct 5, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  4 Comments

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has entered into a partnership with WWF Uganda to train trainers (TOT) in Kasese district. The training was aimed at equipping the participants with knowledge and skills on the construction of energy saving cook stoves.

JEEP trained over 900 TOTs in the 10 subcounties of Kasese. These include Maliba, Bugoye, Rukooki, Mahango, Kalusandara, Bwera, Kilembe, Ihandiro, Kyondo and Kasese Municipality.

JEEP worked hand in hand with community organisations such as Mubuku vanilla farmers, New Eden, Caritas, Kiima foods, Uganda police, WWF water users, HOS and was greatly support by the Obusinga bwa Rwenzuruli (OBR)

JEEP is now planning to construct 2 institutional energy saving stoves in 2 schools and follow up on the trainers in order to monitor their progress and motivate them

 

JEEP ROCKET STOVE

Sep 16, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP ROCKET STOVE

Joint Energy and Environment Projects (JEEP) has developed a new rocket mud firewood saving stove. The stove has been developed basing on JEEP’s long experience with the efficiency and adoption of the mud stoves in Uganda.

The developed stove is a modification and combinations of the 2 pot hole rocket stove and the shielded rocket mud stove. The stove cooks faster, easy to adopt and emits less smoke. JEEP has finalized testing of the stove and a construction manual has been put in place.

As part of the WWF Aceess to Clean Energy Initiative, the stove construction will first be implemented in Kasese district.

 

 

 

Solar installations in Arua

Sep 11, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on Solar installations in Arua

JEEP has finalising installation in another 5 school with support from the Nordic Folkecenter for renewable energy. The 5 beneficiary schools were all selected from Arua district. The 4 selected schools were off grid except one (Okollo SS). Okollo SS was getting power from the grid ( Thermol generator) but was un reliable as a result of load shedding in Arua /power rationing.

Special consideration was given to Ajia girls secondary school, the school was opened in 2011 as an initiative to encourage girls in that area to go to school since most of the girls were not attending school.

Sustainability and security of the system were key issues considered in the selection of the beneficiaries.

INDE TECHINICAL SCHOOL

Student population 314 (Girls – 51, Boys – 263)
Classes Carpentry and Joinery, Brick laying, Car mechanic, etc
Source of lighting before the installation Solar system in 2 class rooms
System maintenance Maintenance fund
Security 4 guards available
System installed 6 lights in 3 class rooms + 1 security light
System specifications 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

ARIVU SECONDARY SCHOOL

Student population 270 ( Girls only)
Classes Senior 1 – Senior 4
Source of lighting before the installation Small Generator
System maintenance Government fund for school running
Security 1 Guard available
System installed 4 lights in 2 class rooms + 2 lights in 2 offices + 1 security light
System specification 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

WANDI PROGRESSIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL

Student population 701 (Boys – 458,Girls 243)
Classes Senior 1 – Senior 6
Source of lighting before the installation Small generator powered for 2 hrs a day
System maintenance Fund for maintenance
Security 2 guards available
System installed 6 Lights in 3 class rooms + 1 Security light
System Specifications 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

OKOLLO SECONDARY SCHOOL

Student population 244 (Boys – 125,Girls 119)
Classes Senior 1 – Senior 6
Source of lighting before the installation Power from the grid
System maintenance Fund for maintenance
Security 2 guards available
System installed 6 Lights in 3 class rooms + 1 Security light
System specifications 1 monocrystaline solar pane (100 watts)

1 Maintenance free battery – First Power (200 AH)

1 Charge controller – Steca PRS 1010

7 DC Fluorescent  bulbs – Steca Solsum 11 watts

Earthling + Accessories

WAY FORWARD

JEEP will continue with the monitoring and follow up on the solar installations to ensure that the systems continue operating

Village Health Team Volunteers (VHTs) Training on Indoor Air Pollution

Sep 11, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  2 Comments

Joint Energy And Environment Projects (JEEP) in partnership with Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH) conducted Village Health Team Volunteers (VHTs) Training  A total of seventy nine  (79) VHTs in Kira Town Council and Ssabagabo Makindye Sub County attended  the training.

Content outline of the VHTs training was;

  • Indoor air pollution
  • Energy crisis
  • Improved cook stoves
  • Mwoto stove
  • Extension skills

At the end of this training, participants were able to:

  • Appreciate the effects of indoor air pollution
  • Advocate for the use of improved cook stoves
  • Understand how to operate the Mwoto stove
  • Appreciate the benefits of the Mwoto stove
  • Promote Mwoto cook stoves
  • Transfer knowledge learnt to the communities

 

 

JEEP Bids Farewell to Markus

Aug 22, 2012   //   by admin   //   JEEP News  //  Comments Off on JEEP Bids Farewell to Markus

Markus Espeter has completed his volunteering program at JEEP. Markus joined JEEP under the Artefact Solivol program and has worked with JEEP for a year. During his stay, Markus has helped re build the JEEP website, engaged in marketing JEEP, trained staff in computer skills among others. The C.E.O thanked Markus for all he has done for JEEP and urged him to keep the spirit.

Markus will be replaced by 2 new volunteers Miriam Cartheret and Martin Sturm. JEEP wishes Markus well and welcomes the new volunteers

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