Youth Fighting Climate Change (YOFICC) is a dynamic, vibrant and youth-led organization duly registered under Mutungo Lweza Municipality, Kyaddondo County, Wakiso District, in Central Uganda. The Organization’s mission is “To inspire the Youth to engage in solutions for climate change in their communities”. The vision of the organization is “A youthful generation
with equitable solutions to climate change.”
YOFICC was founded by Lillian Nkwenge, who for the last 13 years has been, and still is a Rotarian of good standing. Lillian is the Immediate Past President (IPP) for Makindye Rotary Club. She holds a Masters in Development Studies, in addition to other postgraduate
qualifications, namely, Public Administration and Law. She is a Diplomat by training, with a
background in journalism.
It is with such an impeccable advocacy background that molded Nkwenge Lillian’s passion to save the earth, identifying the youth as an answer to raise awareness of climate change, which
eventually led to the birth of YOFICC (Youth Fighting Climate Change).
For the past 7 years, YOFICC has inaugurated a myriad of outstanding environmental projects and initiatives including, among others;
Kiboga Earth Beat Project which is run annually where university students around Uganda are mobilized to plant trees in the district of Kiboga;
Busukuma Demonstrational Farm in Gayaza, which was set up to help engage the unemployed youth into farming as a way of earning a living;
YOFICC Briquettes Project which is inspiring and empowering single mothers, school dropouts and unemployed youth to change the environment by recycling waste into
briquettes as an alternative to firewood and as well earn a living for themselves;
Go Green Reel Challenge, an environmental advocacy event which engages youths especially from media schools, art school, film schools; challenging them to aim to make
a difference in the world by developing works of art that create awareness about
environmental conservation, water, hygiene and sanitation among others; this is in partnership with Cinelab Akademie Initiative film makers;
TUVE KU KAVEERA Campaign held annually to help raise awareness of plastic pollution, by engaging community leaders and policy makers to a round table dialogue to find solutions to the prevailing concerns raised through the voices of the youth.
YOFICC’s goal is to interact with and train the different categories of women and youth in various institutions and communities in order to create a model for learning, research and sharing
ideas. These ideas will then be linked with hands-on projects that fight climate change as well as empower the women and youth economically and socially. YOFICC will work to have atleast one meaningful project in every region of Uganda by 2030.
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