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.
“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.
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.
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.