Light On A Hill is a youth-led community-based organization that focuses on environmental conservation and education. The organization runs programs on climate education, community awareness, and youth mentorship which are complimented by collaborative conservation efforts focused on forest conservation and afforestation, plastic re-use for drip irrigation, community clean-ups, and conservation advocacy.

The organization has planted 737 trees (in collaboration with local farmers and schools), established two tree nurseries that house 1700 tree seedlings, held two community clean-up events to raise environmental awareness, and conducted one exchange visit for child mentees.

Light on a Hill collaborates with the local communities and schools on restoration and education initiatives to combat the impacts of land degradation. Central to the LOAH approach is the buy-in of the local community, which is integral to long term success and impact of the programme, as is nurturing and mentoring the next generation of students. By shaping the world view of young members of the community, the LOAH programme aims to build a grass roots green movement, fostering stewardship and appreciation for the natural world.

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Supporting partners 2023

Supporting partners

The Restoration Stewards program provides funding, mentorship and training to deepen the impact of youth-led restoration projects. The year-long program is run by the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) under the banner of Generation Restoration to support and highlight the work of eight young restoration practitioners and their teams in 2023.

During the program, the Restoration Stewards and their teams are  supported to further develop their project and serve as ambassadors at both global and local levels. Globally, the Restoration Stewards share their journeys in a series of vlogs and blogs documenting their stories of inspiration and challenges and participate in different international events to showcase their work. Locally, they are sparking a restoration movement, mobilizing local communities and creating pathways to connect, share, learn, and act for livelihoods and landscapes.