Kitovu Mobile launches, reviews Mobile Farm Schools Project in Ndagwe with leaders hailing the organization for skilling OVC
By Moses Muwulya, Communications Officer
Kitovu Mobile has officially launched and reviewed the mobile farm school project in Ndagwe sub county, Lwengo District. The project, which is a youth economic empowerment program targeting orphans and other vulnerable Children (OVC), was enrolled in the neighborhood last year. 100 OVC were enrolled to undergo a three-year training in modern sustainable farming. However, the Kitovu Mobile had not officially launched the project due to the pandemic that saw sudden closure of schools
However, the resumption of schools in February this year in a staggering style as recommended by the government, saw the official launch as well as reviewing the project performance, share experience with local leaders and show them what exactly is done by the trainees.
The event, which was held at the training center at Makondo Parsih, was graced by a number leaders, who included politicians and religious leaders. These hailed Kitovu Mobile for training change agents in a sub county which they said is still backwards.
“We want to thank Kitovu Mobile and its partners, Kindernothilfe for considering our area. I want to encourage you, “Parents to support them with all the needed support. Gove them land where to enable the practice the taught skills” Fr Kimbugwe Matia, Parish priest, Makondo, who led Mass during the project launch and review, noted.
Hon Isaac Ssejjoba, the area legislator thanked Kitovu Mobile you for choosing the poorest poor. Ssejjoba, who was the guest of honor, noted that many Non Governmental Organisations tend not to do.He said Kitovu Mobile has changed the attitude of many youth who take farming as a punishment or lowly job yet it is a gold mine.
The trainees attested to this saying their attitude has not only changed towards farming but also the mode of farming where they can do farming on a small scale and get high returns. They have been trained on on foof production and use of organic manure as well as backyard farming.
To support them in the implementation of the taught skills, each trainee was given a spray pump to use in the application of the organically made fertilizers and pesticides on their crops.
According to the Project coordinator, Mr Frank Ssuuna, 25 groups have so far been made to enable empowerment of the trainees and their households. He requested leaders to link the groups to different government development arrangements like like Emyooga and the Parish modal initiatives to To enable them remain strong after phasing out.
Mr Magembe Julius,the Community Development Officer thanked Kitovu Mobile for carrying on such development initiatives in their area, promising support to the groups that have been since formed.