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Covid-19: Kitovu Mobile distributes farm inputs to youth to fully utilise lockdown by engaging in farming.

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Covid-19: Kitovu Mobile distributes farm inputs to enable youth utilise lockdown by engaging in farming.

One of the trainees happily receives gumboots,spray a a hoes,carried by his guardian.

By Moses Muwulya,Communications Officer

Kitovu Mobile has distributed farm inputs to its Mobile Farm School trainees.

These included sprays,gumboots, better breed seedlings for various vegetables.

Trainee holding his spray.

The move,which trainees highly welcomed, is intended to see farm school trainees fully utilise the abundant rains and lockdown.
The president, while imposing lockdown in an attempt to fight the spread of the pandemic, noted that agriculture was among the essential services that needed to go uninterrupted.

Dick,project agricultural officer hands over inputs to trainees

The trainees,who can no longer gather at the farm schools for training, are now busy at home engaging in farming.

But many of the trainees didn’t have better seeds to plant, and farm inputs like sprays,a reason why Kitovu Mobile availed them with the inputs.
Hope for better yields and food security
According to Moses Sesanga,the distributed  inputs,
coupled with modern farming skills he has  so far attained,will see him high yields and boost both household food security and his income.
Moses

Moses attends to his nursery bed. He hopes to use the better seeds and skills received for high yields

The primary seven drop out,residing ,Kijajasi,Ndagwe Sub-County,Lwengo District, expects to get close to 300,000 from tomatoes and cabbages which seedlings he got.

His expectations are not different from other trainees who got inputs.

Trainees displaying their tins of seedlings. They all hope to use such better breeds for high yields leading to improved livclihood.

About Mobile Farm School

With support from Kindernotif,aGermanay Charity, Kitovu Mobile the Mobile Farm School Project in 1998. It aimed to enable  orphans and other vulnerable children who  drop out of formal school live a better life.

The initiative aims is to improve the capacity of people affected by HIV/Aids .

To help persons affected with HIV to engage in modern farming and sensitive about HIV, was started in 1998

It targets to ensure food security in homes and livelihood improvement.

Targeted beneficiaries

The beneficiaries, who are mainly school dropouts are enrolled on a four year training, where they are engaged in modern farming as well as capacity building to fight against HIV and domestic violence.

They are given two weeks to go and implement what they learn and this, they are given seedlings to plant at home.

Testimonies  from former trainees.

Follow the links below to read some of the success stories of trainees.
http://www.kitovumobile.com/2019/02/at-19-years-sebyoto-owns-two-houses-motorcycle-after-applying-farm-school-skills.html
http://www.kitovumobile.com/2019/10/farm-school-graduate-throws-amazing-graduation-party-which-indicates-livelihood-improvement.html
We continue to thank our longtime supporter, Kindernotif for helping us make this significant change in the lives of OVC in Masaka Region.

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