We have empowered four secondary schools and four primary schools with permaculture skills and children are able to produce organic vegetable
and foods like matooke, sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkins and cassava to help supplement feeding at schools. Through the school partnership model, we trained 2142 children and youth from the eight schools in permaculture and influenced the school managements to include permaculture gardening in the schools timetable. the project was fully funded byRe-Fund (https://uk.lush.com/article/big-refund-faq
We are carrying out community regeneration campaigns, where we mobilize the communities and collect garbage in towns and the decomposable are taken to our compost manure unit to be recycled are organic manure. The non decomposable like the plastic bottles are used for mini irrigation systems and also use them to beautify the houses or even use them to make seats in the house so that they can remain in use. After influencing the local authority of Mpondwe Lhubiriha Town Council, the places where they use to dump garbage are now used as markets, conference places and others now bear commercial buildings.
“I’m thankful to KaGPWD for providing knowledge and skills around planting trees and harvesting fruits. My house has a huge backyard, but it was mostly used by my children for playing. However, after the training, I realized I can use the backyard to produce fruits. I have opted to plant Pawpaw trees and look forward to harvesting them in the next three months. I also want to extend my gratitude to the partners of KaGPWD (International Tree Foundation) and my community members.”
Kato Alisha, a 49-year-old father of seven, who is also a Leprosy patient
“I would like to thank the Karambi Group for the knowledge they shared through Street Business School. Earlier, I was dependent on my relatives and neighbors and starting my own business seemed unthinkable. However, my life has completely changed after receiving the training. I’m not only running my own business of selling onions in the market, but also saving money to send my child to school next year.”
Kabugho Jackeline, 24-year-old single mother of one, who has a physical disability