Stop Animal Gifting Programs

MEDIA RELEASE from In Defense of Animals: Dr. Jane Goodall, Scientists and Interfaith Leaders Call on Charities To Stop Animal Gifting Programs. Posted by Lisa Levenson, 20 December 2021 LOS ANGELES (December 20, 2021) — Dr. Jane Goodall along with fellow scientists, religious leaders, and celebrities are urging world aid charities to end animal gifting. Animal gifting programs hurt gift recipients by burdening them with…

A day in the life of our vegan school

Isn’t school great? 😀 Well, the first great thing about Atlas Vegan Community School, is breakfast! After their long walk to school of between one and six miles, our pupils’ day starts with a good vegan breakfast. This must first be prepared by our cook in the little kitchen which she’s very glad now has a roof 😀 First, her helpful son makes a fire…

Please sir, may I have some more?

Said Oliver Twist to the porridge server, and we’re saying the same 🙂 Our school’s children need more food. As you have read in recent posts, we have got our seats and desks, we’ve got our water tank, and our kitchen has a roof – thank God. And we have a field of beans which we hope will in future supply at least some of…

Water tank – Hurrah!

We are very excited to have been provided with a much-needed 5000 litre water tank! Here’s what we did last week at Atlas Vegan Community School in Uganda: We built a solid base for the water tank that could hold its massive weight when full. Look how solid this is! 😀 When the base was ready, we put the tank on top, and then attached…

Early rain and beans

The rainy season usually starts in October in Uganda, and that’s when we planned to plant Atlas Vegan Community School’s food garden, but the rains started early this year. So a couple of weeks ago we decided to take advantage of that and planted 50kg of beans over half an acre. And look!!! Here come the beans to feed our children! The next thing we…

Famine consumes Karamoja

‘’Honorable Members, the plight of our people in famine-stricken Karamoja remains a scar on the conscience of our Country. The images of starving malnourished children and reports of famine-induced deaths have left us all enervated. Therefore, I direct the Prime Minster to find sustainable solutions to stem this seasonal challenge forthwith,’’ Ms Among said. Find lasting solutions to Karamoja hunger plight, Speaker Among tells govt…

Starving in Uganda

From Jeremy Rifkin’s Los Angeles Times op-ed piece, May 27, 2002: “In the past half a century, we have erected an artificial, worldwide protein ladder, with grain-fed beef and other meats on the top rung. Affluent populations, especially in Europe, North America and Japan, devour the bounty of the planet. The transition of world agriculture from food grain to feed grain represents a new form…

Back to School

So, the 9th of May arrived and Atlas was ready – well, it had met the minimum requirements demanded by the Ministry of Education, so they were able to let the kids come back to school. Whilst they were hugely relieved that they could do that, things were far from ideal. They had spent everything they had on building work, so they couldn’t afford to…