Uganda Shoe Trees (501c3) is one of four prime initiatives of Shoe Tree Educational Support, an international, non-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Uganda, East Africa. The other three initiatives are Barefoot Uganda, Let’s Go Green, and Wells for Luwero
UGANDA SHOE TREES
Uganda Shoe Trees, founded by David Wahlstedt, is the first of four prime initiatives of Shoe Tree Educational Support. Uganda Shoe Trees supports entrepreneurial educators in rural areas by providing high-quality, hand-made school shoes for needy students at our partner schools. In addition, fruit tree seedlings are provided to students to plant and maintain on campus. These trees provide added nutritional support for students while simultaneously beautifying the campus and providing shade.
LET’S GO GREEN
Let’s Go Green, founded by Robert Matovu, is the second of four prime initiatives of Shoe Tree Educational Support. Let’s Go Green seeks to mobilize students and administrators at our partner schools to improve the quality of their campus through tree planting, nature conservancy, and recycling. Future plans include the development of a Let’s Go Green Conservation Curriculum to be taught at each of partner schools.
Barefoot Uganda, founded by Paul Ssesanga, is the third of four prime initiative of Shoe Tree Educational Support. Barefoot Uganda provides training and support for potential entrepreneurs who want to learn how to start and grow a shoe-making business. Once established, these entrepreneurial shoe-makers provide high-quality, custom-made shoes for needy students at the schools with whom we partner.
WELLS FOR LUWERO
Wells for Luwero, founded by the Duncan Stubbs Foundation, is the last of the four prime initiatives of Shoe Tree Educational Support. Wells for Luwero provides resources for Clean Water Systems in each of our Partner Schools, including the installation of bore-hole wells and water filtration systems that turn well water into safe drinking water without the need to boil the water first.