Bee farming workshop in Nkuv Village
With increasing interest for Bee farming, Green Care Association on Wednesday the 11st of December offered a workshop on Bee farming to the remote farmers of Nkuv some 37 km from Shisong village. The workshop attended by 23 persons treated topics like qualities of a good bee keeper, Types of Bees and Hives, Where to set up a bee farm, Honey harvesting techniques and processing, Bee farming Calendar and Managing of bee stings. This gave Green Care the opportunity to educate and propose solutions to participants on how to handle or avoid White aunts, Honey barger, Rats attack to Hives. The use of chemicals to clean Hive surrounding was also discouraged in very strong terms, considering that it was already gaining grounds.
The remote community of Nkuv through their lead farmer Mr Peter Dzelamonyuy, was very appreciative of the training and promise to offer a site for Green Care to establish a bee farming demonstration farm. Mary Fatima one of the ladies participants declared her special appreciation by saying “am now going to become a full scale bee farmer. Thanks to Global Giving through Green Care”.
The community was so appreciative of the trainings that they offered Green Care Team some local drink ‘palm wine’ and food ‘fufu and Njamajama’ It was all joy beyond imagination.
In efforts to better the lives of many elders interested in domesticating Sheeps and Goats in and around Shisong, Green Care Association offered a one day workshop on Pasture Improvement to members of Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance ( CDVTA) for Shisong( A group of Elderly Men and Women.
Participants were drilled on Types of Pastures, Live fencing, Paddocking and the associating benefits to improve pasture for animals. Samples of some fodder species were collected and displayed to assure proper knowledge.
The workshop attended by 15 participants of Shisong CDVTA left for their various homes with some agro forestry trees seeds, Brakaria and cuttings of Quatamala to start their various farms, supplied by Green Care Association.
Those present were very happy and appreciated Global Giving through Green Care for assisting them with the much needed knowledge and provision of seeds. Mama Emmilia Nsai, one of the happy recipients of the seeds said “am going to start my Pasture farm immediately, luckily with the wet season around.” It all ended with a big Thank you to all.from the group leader Mr Yensela Fidelis.
Tree planting at Ndzenshwai Community Water Catchment.
On the 20th June 2013 Green Care staffs together with15 local volunteers planted 250 trees at the Ndzenshwai community water catchment. This was a long awaited effort, considering that the management committee forwarded an appeal letter to Green Care Association to help in tree planting at the water catchment some close to five months ago.
The species planted were Prunus Africana, Polysia fulva, Voacanga africana, Ilexmetics, and Pitosporum.
One of the volunteers Mr Wirba Kesta after planting declared “ I remain very happy planting valuable trees in our water catchment. I am willing to volunteer planting many more trees if given another opportunity”
The chairman of the water management committee, Shey John Njinyuy, on behalf of the Ndzenshwai community was very happy and extended heartfelt appreciation to GlobalGiving for paying for the trees which are going to improve their wellbeing.
The tree planting exercise, like in most cases, gave Green Care the opportunity to educate volunteers on the values of tree planting, thereby recommending the introduction of Bee farming to reduce careless human activity in the site and generate income.
Green Care as always, is thankful to GlobalGiving.
After receiving applications from 'Laaton' group and other farmers groups to train them on Bee farming, Green Care Association on the 24/4/2013, organized a Bee farming workshop with the 'Laaton' group of Kingomen Village. A total of 16 persons attended the training amongst which was a traditional ruler of Jumsin family. After a question and answer Session progress was made with treating topics like Qualities of a good bee keeper, what to consider before locating a bee farm, Identification of Bee friendly and avoidable trees. Management of Hives, Bee pest ,Bee Stings, proper Honey, packaging, Colony requirement and many other. . At the end of the training the eldest member of 'Laaton' Group Mr Wirba Umaru extended appreciation and said the training is going to improve 'Laaton' group and the entire bee farming community of Kingomen. At the end the training Kilian Singyan was quick to declare happily that, he is going to involve his wives and children in Bee farming henceforth. The group leader Mr Julius Banlav said his group is very happy and determined to change the faith of bee farming in the area and as a consequence improve their financial status of all their families. He also extended appreciation to Green Care and most especially donors of GlobalGiving whose efforts has reached and is helping them at the very remote ends 'We shall for ever be grateful' declared Julius Banlav. He however appealed to GlobalGiving to continue assisting them. At the end the training Kilian Singyan was quick to declare he is going to involve his wives and children in Bee farming henceforth.
Paper Beads Making workshop
Green Care Association was recently trained alongside Shisong community dwellers in Paper Beads making for three exciting days, facilitated by My Beads Space Organisation from Bamenda. Glossary and other advertisement Papers were identified as the best material to be used. Some of the equipment for the training include Scissors, rulers, varnish and spirit and glow.
The workshop gave the participants opportunity to be drilled on how to used some tree seeds as Beads. After theorical lessons participants were given the opportunity for serious practical sessions and corrections. At the end of the day it was unanimously agreed that Paper Beads are environmentally friendly, design provoking and income generating. It was also brought to common knowledge the fact that Beads are also very important to the culture of Nso and many others as the type of Beads has a very symbolic reason to the community. At the end of the workshop,the participants were determined to set up their small workshop. Yekov Bernadette, one of the female participants was quick to declare that she shall never lack what to occupy herself with henceforth.
It all ended to the satisfaction of all and appreciation to GlobalGiving for sponsoring the very important workshop. One of the participants Kinyuy Marion related these words. “ Ven beri a woni foor mo” ( thank Global Giving for me).
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