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(IWA-UG) SCHOOL GARDENING PROJECT

(IWA-UG) SCHOOL GARDENING PROJECT

£ 7718 Needed Donation

IWA-UG in 2017 piloted a school gardening project in the following schools of Katakwi and Amuria districts; Kokorio PS, Toroma SS, Usuk SS, Usuk Boys PS and Angolebwale PS, the specific piloted crop was Cassava. The project was a success and the schools are willing to continue with the project.

Schools stated that pupil absenteeism and pupil escapes had drastically reduced, teachers and parents have adopted the new crop technologies, pupils have learnt basic agricultural practices.

In this regard therefore, IWA-UG has continued to receive calls from those schools and other schools that didn’t benefit wanting to be enrolled in to the program.

IWA-UG has now gone in to phase 2 (two) of this program and is requesting for your support to help deliver this promise. We have now opted to adopt 20 schools in Teso Sub region (2 schools per district) but depending on the available resources, more schools will be absorbed in to the program. The agricultural committee of IWA now is appealing to IWA members and well-wishers to support the initiative with inputs and funds. The responses to following question will give a project brief and request

1)  What seeds/plating materials are we looking for?

We are looking for the following;

  • Cassava, Orange Flesh Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins and water melon
  • Mangoes, Oranges, Pawpaw’s, guavas,
  • Iron Rich Beans

2)  Which Schools will benefit?

SELECTED SCHOOLS FOR THE SCHOOL GARDENING PROJECT IN TESO SUB REGION
No SCHOOL LOCATION Acreage CROP WHEN TO PLANT CONTACT PERSON CONTACT
KATAKWI DISTRICT
1 Odoom PRI SCH Usuk 5 Cassava Sep-19 Akol Robert 787178021
Ongongoja SS Usuk 10 Cassava Sep-19 Okiror Simon Peter 782363610
2 Ongatunyo Pri Sch Toroma 12 Cassava Mar-19 Atalo Florence 789610915
AMURIA DISTRICT
3 Asamuk PRI SCH Asamuk 100 Cassava, Sweet potatoes Sep-19 Egoiki Michael 785339256
4 Orungo High Sch Orungo 250 Cassava, Sweet potatoes Mar-19 Odupo Julius 773904878
KAPELEBYONG DISTRICT
5 Olobai Pri Sch Kapelebyong 5 Cassava Sep-19 Ochodo Michael 780835569
6 Acowa Pri Sch Acowa 8 Cassava Sep-19 Euku Moses 774751401
SOROTI DISTRICT
7 Opuyo Pri Sch Soroti 5 Cassava, Sweet potatoes Mar-19 Ocakara Stella Martha 772927777
8 Odudui Pri Sch Odudui 5 Cassava, Sweet potatoes Mar-19 Aromait Simon
KABEREMAIDO DISTRICT
9 Kalaki Pri Sch Kalaki 10 Cassava Mar-19
10 Kobulubublu PS Kaberemaido 12 Cassava Mar-19
SERERE DISTRICT
11 Olobai-Kasilo Pri Sch Bugondo 5 Sweet Potatoes Sep-19 Ocen Wilson 782712440
Olio Primary School Olio Sweet Potatoes Mar/April 2019
Kanyangan Pri Sch Kateta 8 Sweet Potatoes Sep-19 Ebele Michael 775271940
NGORA DISTRICT
13 Kapir Pri Sch Kapir 8 Cassava, Sweet potatoes Mar-19 Ooling Aporu Fancis 785025779
14 Moru-Kakise Pri Sch Mukura 5 Cassava Mar-19 Okware 782045314
KUMI DISTRICT
15 Mukongoro Rock HS Mukongoro 2 Cassava Mar-19 Opolot Deo 785389620
16
BUKEDEA DISTRICT
17 Aligoi Pri Sch Kachumbala 4 Cassava, Sweet potatoes Mar-19 753622919
18 Kapaang Pri Sch Kachumbala 6 Cassava, Sweet potatoes Mar-19 Emuluka Opio Moses 788790134
PALLISA DISTRICT
19 Agurur Pri Sch Kibaale 4 Sweet Potatoes Mar-19 Ekwenyere Fred 777319530
20 Odusai Pri Sch Agule 5 Sweet Potatoes Mar-19 Apio okurut martha 775123722

 

3)  Will the Schools receive all the crops?

No, the seeds/panting materials the school receive will be based on their choice and the size of school land

4)  What is the source of seed/Planting Materials?

The source of seed/planting materials will come from IWA Members and well-wishers including NGOs and Government Projects. The following have so far agreed to support as follows;

  • Dr. John Ilukor 100 bags of cassava cuttings (NAROCAS 1 and NASE 19)
  • Mr. Ongaria will provide Orange Flesh Sweet Potatoes (15 Bags)
  • Dr. Egeru Anthony will provide 100 Bags of cassava cuttings

5)  Who will transport the seed/planting materials?

  • The Chairman IWA Eng. Tom Ekelloto to provide transport to some schools
  • Dr. John Ilukor will provide 1 Million towards fuel for transportation
  • We are looking forward to additional contributions and pledges from other members and well wishers

6)  Who will open the land?

The parents will open up the land as part of their commitment to the cause. No school will receive planting materials if they have not opened up the land

7)  Who will manage the crops?

The school administration together with the pupils. This has worked quite well with some of our pilot project schools

8)  Who will support the monitoring?

IWA works with University students training in Agriculture to provide extension services. We have previously worked with Makerere University under KASDA. We intend to reach out to Busitema University-Arapai Campus to partner with them in their internship program.  We also received verbal confirmation from International Potato Centre (CIP) expressing their willingness to provide technical knowledge on Sweet potato cultivation and preservation of planting materials during dry season. They have also developed Primary Teachers guidebook on Orange Flesh Sweet Potatoes, Orange Flesh Sweet potato pupils guide, Orange Flesh Sweet potato for nutrition. IWA Agriculture Committee will also do monitoring to ensure that planting has taken place, crops are managed well and the seeds/plating materials are of good quality.

9)  Whom do I contact for additional information?

Below are some of the pictures from the pilot project;

 

Pic 2: The school gardening farm of Usuk Boys Primary School

Pic 3: The IWA-UG agricultural committee monitoring planting of Cassava at Usuk SS

Pic 4: University agricultural students checking on the designated land at Orungo HS

Pic 6: Checking on the progress of planted cassava in Toroma SS

Pic 7: Monitoring of the Toroma SS school farm together with the Chair, School gardening Club

Pic 8: Planted cassava at Angolebwal PS in Amuria district