The Uganda Insurers Association (UIA) has partnered with the Rotaract Earth Initiative to extend environmental, financial and social support to the people of Soroti.
According to UIA Public Relations Officer, Ibrahim Ssempebwa, this is one of the ways to widen insurance penetration in Uganda mainly among the youth.
Ssempebwa said when communities are empowered; they will be able to maintain the environment
He said the association has also extended financial assistance to support these communities including giving sanitary pads to school going girls to enable them stay in school.
Simon Okwi, the project chair of the Rotaract Earth Initiative said such projects will empower youth to stay in school as well as sustain the environment
The project will be rolled out in Soroti where activities such as planting trees and blood donation will be carried out.