Projects & Impact

Growing Together – Empowering Children With Special Needs Through Inclusive Tree Planting

Growing Together is a transformative initiative by Treescape Planet Organization aimed at fostering environmental awareness and social inclusion. Through inclusive tree planting, the project empowers children with special needs while engaging the broader community of local leaders, and social organizations to maximize reach in environmental stewardship. The project’s goals are threefold: to provide inclusive environmental education, promote social integration, and instil a sense of environmental responsibility.

Partnering with organizations; Angel’s Center for Children with Special Needs and Clarke International University, the project addresses the pressing need for accessible education and social inclusion for children with special needs in the Wakiso district, Central Region of Uganda. By planting native and fruit trees and conducting interactive workshops, Growing Together not only enhances environmental conservation efforts but also breaks down social barriers, fostering a sense of belonging among participants.

Key Achievements:

  • Engaged 50 children with special needs in the program, promoting social integration and peer interaction.
  • Planted over 200 native and fruit trees, instilling a sense of environmental responsibility.
  • Developed adaptive learning modules, blending art and science to make environmental education accessible to children with special needs.
  • Actively addressed societal stigma through community sensitization and inclusive activities, setting an example for positive change.
  • Recognized as the Best ESG Campaign in Uganda Marketing Excellence awards 2023.


Future Plans

Inspired by its success, the project partners plan to expand the environmental education program, conduct more inclusive events, and continue the tradition of tree planting. The long-term commitment to sustainability ensures that the project’s impact extends far beyond its initial phase, creating lasting change in the community.


The success of Growing Together would not have been possible without the dedication and support of participants, partner organizations, volunteers, and sponsors. Their contributions have been instrumental in achieving the project’s goals and paving the way for future endeavours aimed at creating inclusive and environmentally responsible communities.