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Skylyfe Inc regenerates the planet 🌎

For every purchase, Skylyfe Inc is funding 1% of an child’s annual tuition 📚 in Uganda, East Africa.

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Why Oxford Modern Primary School?

Enoka Kowumba, had been a teacher and involved in school administration for over a decade before he started the Oxford Modern Primary school. Motivated by the need to help the poorer children in the local district, many of whom are orphans and refugees, Oxford Modern primary provides free education to 50 students every year.

Supporting Oxford Modern Primary school through Handprint will help fund the tuition for these students. It will also help the school from employing 4 teachers to 10 teachers and increase their student intake capacity. Currently at 40%, the school aims to maintain an even higher proportion of women among their employed staff. Including the children, the school administration and their families, the school has positively impacted a growing community of a 1000 people.

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Why Yagasu?

Yagasu has over two decades of experience in mangrove reforestation in coastal ecosystems. Mangrove trees are arguably the most efficient carbon sequestration technology we have on earth. The trees form deep roots underground that solidify the soil and end up storing close to 75% of the carbon there.

We are moving through successive reforestation work from the North Island to the Interior Groves, planting a variety of mangrove species cultivated in the local nursery and imported from across East Java. In tandem with the mangrove planting work, we’re supporting a women’s artisanal mangrove project for local aquaculture and a silviofishery program with the local cast net fisherman.

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Leaders of Yagasu

Bambang Suprayogi

Owner and CEO

Meilinda Suriani Harefa

Program Manager

Anton Siregar

Mangroves Reforestation Manager

Grace Yanti Panjaitan

Research and Monitoring Manager

Besides storing heaps of carbon, mangroves also create beautiful habitats where wildlife can thrive. In addition, coastal communities develop economic activities in harmony with mangrove forests such as crab farming and sustainable fisheries. Yagasu works with them to develop these livelihood projects. This ensures that people do not need to return to the chopping down of trees to earn a living. This is how we build long-term sustainable impact.

One of the highest impact-to-dollar ratio

You may wonder, why are we, an American company, supporting mangrove reforestation all the way in Indonesia rather than closer to home?
And that is a fair question. For us, the reason is simple. Climate change is a global problem. The climate does not really care whether we remove carbon from the atmosphere in Miami or in Indonesia. But, if we do it in Indonesia, the secondary benefits, in terms of livelihood support and local economic development are vastly greater than if we work in Miami (where they also have mangroves). Moreover, Indonesia is also very exposed to adverse weather effects (remember the 2004 tsunami?) and mangroves are proven to diminish the impact cyclones, tsunamis, and hurricanes have once they hit land. These are truly miracle trees. 

Similarly, climate change is a threat multiplier: pushing the already vulnerable population of the world, especially in the Global South, further into poverty. Education for children in Uganda will bring more people out of poverty and a dependence on agriculture, which is under threat from climate change, than anywhere else in the States.

Join the Generation Regeneration

Skylyfe Inc has joined forces with Handprint Tech to make our purchases planet positive. Handprint also offers other types of integrations for e-commerce shops. In addition, Handprint’s team of planet hackers can help you build bespoke integrations that link to any company KPI like unique website visitors, new leads in a CRM system, or number of people who saw your ad campaign. Check their solutions to learn more or get in touch with them.

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