Fifteen-year-old Nante banks on farming for improved livelihood

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Fifteen-year-old Nante banks on farming for improved livelihood


.A jolly young girl, Oliver Nante, welcomes us to her parents’ home in Kisaalile,Ndagwe Sub county,Lwengo District.

Nante is a one of the Mobile Farm School trainees. Mobile Farm School is a project that Kitovu Mobile incepted to train school drop outs modern farming skills for sustainability. Nante is  is happy to see her Mobile Farm School teachers.

These do equip her with modern farming skills. IT is on these skills that she banks her livelihood after failing to continue with formal education. This happned after her single mother failed to raise her school fees beyond primary seven.

The fifteen-year-old,who wanted to be a teacher“My mother wanted to take me for a tailoring course but could still not afford. This left me waiting for what comes my way”


Mobile Farm Project Cordinator,Mr Frank Ssuna teaches Nante bottle irrigation which is used in dry spell to keep plants floursihing.PHOTO/MOSES MUWULYA

Irrigating spinach using a bottle

With the introduction of the Mobile Farm School, she welcomed the program and shifted dreams from teaching to farming. She now wants to specialize in growing tomatoes and onions

She is hopeful that after the training, she will emerge a modern farmer and will use profits to learn other skills like tailoring.Nante,desired to be a teacher, says she will still do this by teaching fellow youths, modern farming skills.

Appreciation: Kitovu  Mobile is grateful for the generosity of Kindernothilfe which has supported this project since its inception in 1998