Content submitted by Red Rocks Initiatives – Gregory
Submited Date : 28/11/2023
Local community with support from one tree planted, planting trees at the slopes of the volcanoes to mitigate effects of climate change

Our four-year strategic plan for the period 2023-2027, outlines our commitment to support community-based environmental conservation and promote sustainable tourism programs in the Virunga Mountains region and the Albertine Rift valley. As a non-governmental organization, our mission is to ensure the sustainable social and economic development of communities in this unique and biodiversity area.

Objectives: Our initiatives are structured around four key objectives:
1. Environmental Conservation Initiative: Promoting environmental protection and climate change action through community awareness, education, and environmentally conscious tourism.
2. Arts and Culture Initiative: Preserving local cultures and traditions, linking them with sustainable tourism to provide communities with alternative income sources.
3. Education Initiative: Offering educational opportunities, including volunteer-led English programs and computer literacy, to expand local youths' resources and opportunities.
4. Community Health & Security Initiative: Investing in the health and security of the communities we serve, addressing issues from clean water to nutrition and housing.

Partnerships: We strive to build strong partnerships with public institutions, civil society organizations, religious entities, the private sector, and individuals who share our commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable community development. We believe that working together leads to positive outcomes and progress for individuals, families, and entire communities.

Our priorities for the next four years include addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our programs, enhancing agriculture tourism initiatives, supporting sustainable education, creating employment opportunities through arts and cultural conservation, and implementing various environmental conservation projects, including the use of eco-friendly seed bags made from banana backs. How You Can Contribute: Your support can make a significant impact on these initiatives.