Urbis Foundation
Welcome

As a charitable foundation, we are dedicated to promoting the use of renewable energies and protecting our climate and environment. For 20 years now, we have been sensitising for a more sustainable use of our resources and offering people a perspective for a brighter future.

Regionally, we focus our activities on Sub-Saharan Africa. A special emphasis lies on our partner country Togo, where we have been implementing projects since 2002. Additionally, we offer funding support to initiatives in Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda, which advocate the use and implementation of renewable energies. Here you can download our anniversary brochure, which presents highlights of our multifaceted work over the last 20 years (in German).

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Our achievements

930

Students educated
in our
vocational school

42

Solar plants installed

168

Farm students educated

167

Solar-Interns supported

17

Medical wards
supplied annualy with
medical equipment

58

Nursery schools supplied with toys

18

Seamstreses trained

110

Pupils supported

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Partner country Togo

We are active in a variety of sectors in our partner country Togo.

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Project funding

As a foundation we allocate grants to support sustainable projects.

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Info Soleil

We regularly publish our Togolese newsletter “Info Soleil”. Subscribe here to receive our Info Soleil.

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Solar Curriculum
Solar Curriculum

In Togo, we developed a state-certified Solar Curriculum.

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Sucess Stories From URBIS solar training to permanent employment

In March 2021, Tchala Ekéma took part in an intensive one-week solar training course on the installation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar systems organised by URBIS FOUNDATION Togo (UFT) in Lomé. Following the training, she was funded by UFT for a three-month internship at KYA-Energy Group, where she got a permanent job after graduating with a degree in civil and electrical engineering.

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The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

Sucess Stories The solar boutiques of Mohamadou Yacoubou

In 2013, Mohamadou Yacoubou completed the solar energy course at the Lycee Technique in Sokodé, which is financed by URBIS.

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The children with their new birth certificates

Sucess Stories Project "Birth certificate for all"

In Togo, many children do not yet have a birth certificate - we support them to receive one retroactively.

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The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

Sucess Stories The café of Madame Aridja Tchakonde

Thanks to a microcredit granted by URBIS, Madame Aridja Tchakonde was able to establish a café, which she runs today with five employees.

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The boutique of Madame Mouraféra Sallassis

Sucess Stories The boutique of Madame Mouraféra Sallassis

With a microcredit granted by URBIS, Madame Mouraféra Sallassis was able to open a boutique, which she runs with her daughters.

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The sheep farm of Rialou Djafarou and Seveya Ourogneni

Sucess Stories The sheep farm of Rialou Djafarou and Seveya Ourogneni

The two men were students on our sustainable farm in Sokodé in 2013/2014. They received a comprehensive training on sustainable farming, management and business administration.

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The cultivation of field crops by Mamadou Ouro-Tou

Sucess Stories The cultivation of field crops by Mamadou Ouro-Tou

In 2016, Mamadou Ouro-Tou finished his vocational training at our sustainable farm in Sokodé.

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News

We regularly report about news from our projects and partners.

Harvest season in Togo

It has been harvest season in Togo for a few weeks now and thus also on our training farm CPIA and in our project in the prefecture of Blitta. At CPIA, near Sokodé, maize was harvested, among other things. Our 18 trainee agroentrepreneurs work hand in hand with our farm team. Now the harvest of soy and rice is still to come.

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From left to right: Daouda Adam, Chérif Kpandja,Fousseni Morou, Wahabou Moumouni, Cornelia Dix, Farouk Mama, Katharina Immel and Islam Memem

Welcoming our team from Togo in Germany

To celebrate our anniversary, we invited six of our Togolese colleagues from the URBIS FOUNDATION TOGO to Germany. We also used this time together to further our knowledge and to spend time together. It is much nicer to see each other in person than to only meet virtually.

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We celebrate our 20th anniversary

In October 2022, the URBIS FOUNDATION is 20 years old. We celebrated this milestone with the founding family, colleagues and long-time supporters of the foundation at an anniversary conference. It was especially nice to have six of our Togolese colleagues from the URBIS FOUNDATION Togo with us.

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