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Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children

by REACH OUT TO FUTURE LEADERS MOVEMENT
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Help Provide School Meals for 5000 Children
Jun 19, 2018

We are making progress. Thanks for your support.

(Paramount chief with the Executive Director
(Paramount chief with the Executive Director

Sokode Senior High Technical and Tanyigbe Senior High Schools were cofounded by Donors on GlobalGiving, US Embassy in Ghana and Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement to grow organic staple crops, vegetables and fruits. The school farms provided a space for experiential learning for agriculture entrepreneurial skills acquisition through our Agriculture Skills Development Program for rural young people.

Our project received the support of Sokode and Tanyigbe traditional councils, who supported with the provisioning of land. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture-Ho Municipal provided technical and extension service for the project. A local Non-governmental organization, Associates for Rural Sustainable Development (ASRuD) and Agriseed, a local seed and agriculture input company also provided various support ranging from advisory to subsidize seed supply for the project.

We cultivated organic vegetable (Cabbage, lettuce, Gboma, okra and garden egg), staple crops (Cassava, maize and cowpea), and some fruits (Watermelon and pawpaw). The school farm is also used as experiential learning space for knowledge and skills acquisition.

 

School Farms project is implemented by Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement (ROFLM) with the assistance of local public & private stakeholders and the local community in which the project is been implemented.

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture-Ho Municipal provides technical and extension service for the project. Associates for Rural Sustainable Development (ASRuD), a local Non-governmental organization provided technical expertise and Agriseed, a local agriculture input company also provided various support ranging from advisory to subsidize seed supply for the project. The two communities (Tanyigbe and Sokode) provide land for the project. The project was co-monitored and evaluated by all the stakeholders.

Project Progress Update:

On the 19th of November, 2017, the Paramount Chief of Sokode Traditional Area, Togbe Fia Korku III released 10 acres of land close to a river source for Sokode Senior High Technical School's irrigated school farm project.

 

On the 15th of December, 2017, we began our vegetable nursery with support from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Extension unit at the Ho Municipal office and Associate for Sustainable Rural Development (ASRuD).

On the 17th of January, 2018 drip irrigation technologies were set up on the project site. Students of Sokode Senior High Technical School were engaged for the purpose of skills acquisition.

On the 19th of January, 2018, we welcomed students from Sokode Senior High School to our nursery site to witness the progress of seedlings and learn the culture practices associated to the stage of production. Together with the students, we performed tinning out, removal of weeds, watering and preparation of field for transplanting. These activities where performed hands-on by students with technical guidelines from our partners.

 

On the 23rd of January, 2018, our student volunteers were engaged to transplant seedlings (cabbage, lettuce, garden egg, green pepper, gboma) to its permanent site. We planted okra and carrot. It's 100 per cent organic farm.

On the 15th of March, 2018, we Had our first harvest from our Sokode Senior High Technical School-school farm. We harvested organic Solanum macrocarpon (African eggplant also called Gboma).

 

Challenges and Lesson Learned:

The project is progressing steadily. The 50 per cent of produce from the farm has been used as a complementary food crop for school meals. Due to the demand for constant monitoring and most importantly, management of the farm, our limited staff is unable to do this efficiently.

The project is yet to kick start in Tanyigbe Senior High School in the first week of June. We could not run this two projects at different locations simultaneously. Due to the high demand for our project, we are in the process of developing School Farms Model toolkit that will be used by schools to develop their our school farms.

Students volunteering on the farm
Students volunteering on the farm
Students volunteering on the farm
Students volunteering on the farm
community volunteers
community volunteers
Students volunteering on the farm
Students volunteering on the farm
Students volunteering on the farm
Students volunteering on the farm

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REACH OUT TO FUTURE LEADERS MOVEMENT

Location: HO, Volta region - Ghana
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Twitter: @_roflm
Project Leader:
Alfred Adjabeng
Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement
Ho, Volta Region Ghana
$1,896 raised of $5,000 goal
 
26 donations
$3,104 to go
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