The rural primary schools in Uganda are often overcrowded yet government does not provide lunch to children during school lunch time; hence poor performance, high school drop-out rates, high crime rates. The project will ensure the establishment of 10 school farms to feed 1,750 poor- hungry children during lunch time to support their education, develop entrepreneurial minds and skills in sustainable agriculture in Bukedea District.
In the Rural community schools in Uganda, children are not provide lunch during school time and that is where the poorest children are educated and yet the government does not provide lunch for them. Therefore, UYDT aims to support the establishment of pupil managed school farms in 10 schools in Bukedea District to feed 1,750 poor- hungry going children during lunch time at school hence support their education.
Enroll 10 rural community schools to Set up 10 schools farm, buy farm tools, and buy seeds to be planted, develop training manuals and train pupils in good agricultural practices (training in raising seedlings, planting, management, harvesting and marketing). On site demonstration with pupils, carry out training needs assessment, organize mid-term review and impact assessment, monitoring and report writing on project progress.
Confident, Entrepreneurial, educated and healthy children will be able to pursue higher education and job opportunities in the fields of their choice. They will be pillars of support for their homes, parents and the community and there will be a systems change in the education sector in Uganda over time. Importantly, it also ensures that the next generation gets far better parenting and therefore a better life.