The project was carried out among the Peer Support Groups (PSG) of out of school children /youth of Bisanje Local parish of Kabonera sub county in Masaka district for the period of June to July 2012. The goal for this project is Improve access to quality psychosocial support for out of school youths through acquiring basic skills in poultry and pig farming as well as gaining economic independence and objective is to build resilience among out of school children/youths through Income Generating Activities approach.
Activities carried out
1. Conduct a needs assessment among out of school children / youth in PSGs
2. Conduct awareness meeting with the local and religious leaders, Community Facilitators selected existing Peer Support groups, Parents/Guardians of the selected area/Children.
3. Conduct Skills training workshops in piggery and poultry farming
4. Start a pig and chicken farm with 27 out of school children
5. Conduct follow up visits for support supervision and to monitor project progress
20 piglets, 14 hens and 450 kg of animal feeds were given to 27 out of school children/ youth in PSGs.
Local and religious leaders, Community Development Officer, Community Facilitators and parents/guardians promised to give necessary support to children/youth to run their project
After receiving the piglets and hens, some children had this to say;
“This pig is going to redeem us as a family from the excessive poverty. Out of it I will be able to meet some of the basic needs at home; i have already made a strong sty where it is going to grow faster” said Muyunga Henry 16 years.
“I hope out of this pig i will get school fees to take me to Garage to learn mechanic skills. I’m to revise the way i use my time.’’ Said Katamba Denis, 12 years
“God willing I hope to get a flock of chicken out of these two hens given by Kitovu Mobile in conjunction with Foundation to Sustainable Development and Global Giving team. I want to learn tailoring and I believe these two hens will help me to achieve it. Thanks Mallory Brown and Kitovu Mobile” said Nassuuna Shadia, 14 year