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NAKISUNGA COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL GARDEN

Women Action in Development (WADE) is a women grass root organisation which was founded in 2007 by the women of Nakisunga and Ntenjeru sub-counties in Mukono district with the objective of sensitising, mobilizing and building capacity of communities in the district. WADE incorporated women from different professions like agriculture, health, counselling among other professions to train in those activities.

 

WADE has trained over 8,000 people since 2007, in the field of community health, agriculture, women and children rights and sacrifice among others.

 

WADE hopes to use Sow it forward grant to start a school garden in Nakisunga Community primary school in Nakisunga sub-county. The school garden project had been proposed before by PTA and Board of Governors, WADE had volunteered to train the beneficiaries and it was supposed to begin in May 2013 but due to inserficient funds to buy quality seeds, manure, tools among others, the project didn’t start. Nakisunga Community P/S has 405 pupils, these pupils will be the direct beneficiaries and interested community members.

Thanks to Sow it Forward Grant, God willing we know that very soon the school garden project will start.

We shall plant tomatoes, onions, carrots, cabbages, mango, pawpaw and orange trees.

The pupils will get the knowledge of Plant – Harvest skills of these crops.

Some of the fruits and vegetables will be sold in the community and some money can be used in the daily running of school other funds to replicate the project.

Some of vegetables and fruits will feed the pupils and teachers to balance their diet.

The garden will be used as demonstration garden where community members come and learn agricultural skills partaining these crops.

Pupils are in holiday, we thereforer couldn’t get good action photos, above are the only available photos at the moment.

Where it's at:

Nakisunga Village
Nakisunga Sub-county
Kampala
Uganda

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

60000

Garden beneficiaries:

children and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

405

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
fruit trees

Project leaders:

NAMUWAYA FARIDAH
Nabbanja Diana

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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