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Kitovu Mobile partner, KNH pays monitoring visit, pleased by performance

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Officials from Kindernothilfe (KNH),a long time Kitovu Mobile partner have commended  Kitovu Mobile for excellent implementation of the Mobile Farm Schools,a youth economic empowerment project supported by KNH

The visitors who included Ms Monika Ries (KNH representative  for Uganda and Rwanda),Mr James Ongu( KNH Country coordinator),Mr Ruhinda Crispus( KNH financial coordinator) and Ms Lucy Opitto,Self Help Group,had on Wednesday paid a monitoring visit and got impressed by the progress of the project.

Started in 1998,the Mobile Farm Schools  was designed  to equip teenagers from heavily impacted HIV/AIDS households who drop out of formal school  with modern sustainable integrated farming skills,mentorship,business skills,craft skills and other life skills.

The team was  impressed by the two beneficiaries  whom they visited as the duo was excellently implementing the skills learnt from Mobile Farm Schools.

Among them was Pascol Lubega,a 19-year-old modern farmer in Bukomansimbi District doing backyard farming,record keeping,water harvesting  and other modern farming  practises as learnt from mobile farm school.

 

Ms Monika KNH Cordinator from Germany mesmerised by Lubega's backyard garden. PHOTO BY MOSES MUWULYA

Ms Monika, the KNH Cordinator from Germany mesmerised by Lubega’s backyard garden. PHOTO BY MOSES MUWULYA

“The two youths really practice what they have been taught; record keeping, composite manure, water harvesting and the like. I have also liked it that they pass on the skills to other youth which fosters multiplier effect, a visibly happy Monika noted during the exit feedback meeting with the project coordinators and other Kitovu Mobile administrators.

 

KNH visitors impressed by Lubega's passionfruits. He has larger gardens and says he wants to be famous farmer. PHOTO CREDIT: MOSES MUWULYA

KNH visitors impressed by Lubega’s passionfruits. He has larger gardens and says he wants to be famous farmer. PHOTO CREDIT: MOSES MUWULYA

Ms Monika was also impressed by the  the two young men who exhibits self-esteem and confidence while presenting, something they confessed they didn’t have before joining the Mobile Farms School.

Lubega's piggery project which helps him get manure for his crops besides income diversification. PHOTO CREDIT: MOSES MUWULYA

Lubega’s piggery project which helps him get manure for his crops besides income diversification. PHOTO CREDIT: MOSES MUWULYA

KNH Country Cordinator,Mr Ongu said he was happy about the  stories of change as told by the beneficiaries,a gesture that the project causing change. He was also impressed by the fact the the trainees share skills with the rest if the community to cause multiplier effect.

 

 

 

 

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