During the last few months Green Care Association ( GCA) has been working very hard with construction work at the Mushroom Centre. For this reason two of the bigs floors were cemented. This means that two third ( 2/3) of the floors has been cemented. As soon as we are able to have more funds we shall embark on completing the remaining floor, complete the plastering of walls and ceiling.
However we are already cultivating mushroom in one of the rooms while making efforts to complete the works. Also GCA will be offering some trainings on mushroom cultivation in the month of July 2016 to some groups and interested individuals. This is because of the fact that the work so far done is very encouraging. Reason why one of GCA local volunteer Mr Ndzegha said “ I like this mushroom house, especially the design from inside. I want to imagine that upon completion GCA will become one of the biggest mushroom farmers in the region and even beyond.”
GCA is particularly grateful to all Global Giving donors for their outstanding contribution which is helping a great deal to improve our rural communities.
Mushroom house construction
For over four month Green Care Association (GCA) has been making efforts and fund raising to construct its community mushroom house next to the tree nursery in Ndzenshwai quarter of shisong village. The house upon completion is going to give the opportunity to train locals in mushroom farming, a practice that help create jobs and improve the lives of many rural people. It shall also serve as a demonstration farm for lesson and farming practice. Thanks to GlobalGiving funds, GCA has been able to acquire a site, construct foundation, erect the walls and roof the house. What remains now is finishing the ceiling, plastering the walls, cementing the floors and equiping the sterilization unit and other requirements.. After the final nail on the roof one GCA veterans worker Mr Donatus said "am very happy to have been part of the achievement for my community".
After acquiring site for the construction of the community mushroom house, Green Care Association recently intensified efforts to prepare site to lay the foundation and mount the structure. Serious labor has also been hired to remove four raffia palm stumps located within the boundary of the foundation, three of which had grown solidly more than two meters into the soil. The cleared land, which is large enough in both length and width to accommodate the building, has been staked by a technician. It is also accessible enough for material (sand, stones, and gravel) to be dropped on site. One of the workers, Mr. Elvis was happy to declare “I am determine to dig out the rubbish even for two weeks running, because am anxious to see this project realized.” We have molded more than half of the mud bricks for the walls, so before the end of February, given adequate funding, we will be able to begin raising the walls of the mushroom farm.
It’s thanks to GlobalGiving friends whose funds have assisted Green Care Association to begin molding and transporting blocks, clearing the building site, and paying the technicians to stake and plan the foundation process. We remain very grateful to our GlobalGiving donors who continue to support our projects and the development in Shisong.