Members of Interfaith youth partnership (IYPA),collaborating with some few community members in Nansana Town council in Wakiso district conducted a community trench cleaning exercise of the trenches which collects water from the hills of Kyebando, Nansana Main road and other surrounding areas. This trench had been blocked by soil and other residual materials like polythen bags, garbage etc. this situation had caused flooding of water and endangering many people in the area, the road it self at times becomes impassable especially during rain season, many people in the area can also get malaria since the water is stagnant there but after this exercise we hope that it will reduce on the mosquitoes in the area, and at the same time people will be using the road, while happy because they will not be fearing to step in the dirt water.
It is against this back ground that Interfaith Youth Partnership members and a few community residents
Organized this campaign in form of community kind of service which was launched to address these challenges in the area. The local leaders in the area have not been cooperative in addressing such problems in the area since they would gain nothing. Since Interfaith Youth Partnership (IYPA) is operating in this area, could not wait for any thing thus we decided to act immediately to help our people in the area by providing tools to be used like spades, hoes, etc to be used in this exercise of community clean ups of the trenches.
We have promoted the Golden Rule in our community and we are planning to have a national outreach for the same. We have also promoted interfaith dialogue among students at four schools, using the Golden Rule. We were among the organizers of a peace football match and some of our members also participated in interfaith peace prayer events. Some of our members have been involved in the URI youth mentorship program.