Laanila School Helps the Water Tank Building Project in St.Aloysius Primary School in Uganda

During 2011 the schools in Oulu, Finland, took part in an energy saving competition in which they followed their electricity and water consumption each month during the whole year. The evaluation criteria of the competition did not only include the achieved savings but also the activity of the schools in handling energy themes in their daily teaching. Laanila School was one of the winners. 

In their spring meeting the Green Flag team of the school reflected upon what would be the best target for the reward money of 700 euros. As soon as they heard about the water tank building project at St. Aloysius Primary School in Uganda, there was no doubt where the students wanted the reward money to go. We hope our Ugandan friends received the money in time, and if not, we hope the money can be used for the communication development project of the school.

St. Aloysius Primary School Students Win UNCCD Writing Competition

On behalf of all our Comenius partners in Europe, we would like to congratulate our African partner school St. Aloysius Primary School in Uganda as two of their students who took part in UNCCD Call to Children and Youth essay writing competition about the theme " The type of land and soil we want" were chosen the best amongst the Eco schools in the world!

The winners are:

Kiconco Melody Blessing, 12, and Ndagire Brendah Nyakato, 14.

Read their winning essay "Healthy soil sustains life, let's go land degradation neutral" here and see what they do to combat land degradation here