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Garama Secondary Humanist School - -Piggery Project—FUNDED

Posted: Thu, September 22, 2016 | By: Past Projects



Economic Empowerment of 900 parents at Garama Secondary Humanist School in Piggery projec
The Parents of Gamara Secondary Humanist School in Western Uganda have been living in absolute poverty for many years due to the area has suffered by different civil and religious wars. The parents are further challenged by adverse weather conditions (droughts and flooding), limited employment opportunities, low incomes and limited access to appropriate knowledge, skills, information and technologies and high levels of illiteracy due to increased school dropout more especially for girl child. In Kisinga Sub county over 900 women who are parents at Garama Secondary School are faced with Gender-based violence, this has affected household food productive and incomes thus increasing the vicious circle of poverty among households. Because of the increased poverty levels among the parents of Garama Secondary Humanist School, they are unable to pay school fees, meet scholastic materials and other basic needs of life. The situation has led to increased vulnerability to HIV and exacerbates the difficulties associated with being infected and affected by HIV/AIDS because women and girls are forced to sale sex in exchange of money to meet the basic needs. It has also increased the number of girls who get pregnant (6 girls per year) at school. Due to increased poverty levels about 40% of the households spend the whole day without a single meal and about 60% of the household can at least eat one meal per day not good balanced meal. The situation has affected the school in that parents can’t afford paying school fees and giving students food while at school which has affected the students learning in class hence leading to poor academic performance at the end. In light of the above background, BBI is providing food to the students at the school but it has leaving their parents. The students also don’t eat supper while at home; they lack other basic needs like school uniform, school fees and other domestic needs which is still big effect to their education. This means there is a need for a meaningful and effective response to support students and their parents with a sustainable revolving piggery project. Objectives of the project:
1. To improve parent and student quality of life. 2. To support students education by improving their learning environment at school. 3. To train parents and students in piggery rearing (feeding, vaccination, construction of piggery houses). Project activities:
Training parents and students in piggery rearing Purchase of Pigs Feeding. Vaccination Construction of piggery houses. Marketing of the pigs. Providing food to students. Description of the projec
The project will involve purchase of 30 pigs which will initially be supplied to 30 parents of Garama Secondary Humanist School. After 4 months of gestation period the 30 parents will pass on the offspring to next 60 parents and each will give 2 piglets that will be sold to support the school feeding. A pig can produce from 8 to 12 piglets on average when it is well feed and this means out of 30 pigs supplied, they will to produce at least 240-360 piglets in the first 4 months. Males can breed super young and females can get pregnant after their first heat cycle which can be as early as 8 weeks. It takes approximately 5-6 months to raise a pig from birth to market weight. Every after 5-6 months each parent will give 2 piglets (2X30 =60 piglets) to support student’s lunch at Garama Secondary Humanist School. Each parent will keep the remainder of the piglets (4-8) to support the family with household income. The pigs will be passed around to all parents in the school until everyone has gained equally. After a period of 3 years all the 900 parents will have gained equally and Garama Secondary Humanist School will be getting 1,800 piglets every after period of 5-6 months where some will be sold to provide food to the students and pork to students. Expected output. 1. 308 and above students will get enough pork and food. 2. 900 and above parents of Garama Secondary Humanist Secondary School will have their household income improved. 3. 308 and above students will ably pay their school dues in time to support the smooth running of the school. 4. 308 and above students will have acquired all the scholastic materials to support their learning while at school (exercise books, school uniform and pens among others). 5. 308 and students will have acquired skills in piggery management. 6. 900 and above parents will have acquired skills in piggery management. 7. 1,800 piglets will be given to Garama Secondary Humanist School every 5-6 months after 3 years. Project Management; The piggery will be managed by the students who will give them water and feeds, these will either be left over food from the school, animal manufactured feeds or grass. The students and parents will be trained in detecting illness in pigs with assistance from the district and sub county veterinary officer. The project will contribute 5% from the benefits to support the staff from proper monitoring and documentation that will help in reporting to the donor and the government Sustainability plan.
The Selling of piglets to buy vaccine and feeds will lead to disease control and increase productivity thus leading to sustainability of project. And the voluntary management of the project by the parents and students will reduce on the cost of management since the students and parents will have attained skills in quality control and management. The passing on of the offspring to other members and the fact that the parents who are keeping the pigs will in one way benefit by remaining with at least 4 – 8 piglets after passing on creates sense of ownership thus leading to sustainability. The Management of MIWODIF UGANDA with the voluntary committee comprised of parents and Students will monitor the project themselves, give future recommendation on the project to the beneficiary. The management team and the district local government technical team will conduct quarterly evaluation meetings to a certain how the passing on exercise is being conducted and also look through the challenges the project and beneficiaries are facing and come up with way forward. MIWODIF UGANDA staff will share out monitoring and evaluation reports with BBI and other stakeholders. They will also give financial and activity reports and other documentary to BBI such that the donor is updated with project progress. The estimated total cost of the project is $2,850. THIS POJECT WAS 100% FUNDED BY BOB AND CINDY PELLISSIER BUDGET DETAILS can be obtained via contacting brighterbrainsinstitute@gmail.com


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