Empowering our students and the community with up-to-date agricultural practices and skills, we are developing organic garden projects on or near the school site. We educate both students and teachers on the latest farming methods, which will give them new skills to farm the land in a productive, yet sustainable way. We have provided the school with garden tools and a water tank, soon to be followed up with ongoing training and workshops across many agricultural areas.
Uganda’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture, so this is one of the subjects taught in Uganda schools. Nevertheless, it is rarely practically demonstrated. Our school garden project is a sustainable, long-term way to educate the wider community on modern agricultural practises.
Feed my lamb fish farming project
FMLK currently has three fish ponds, with assistance of its founders and skilled volunteers to assist students learn, fish farming is yet another self-sustaining effort in progress. This additionally benefits to improve the community of Gweri which still lags income generating activities. The fish farming project is only one of the on-going projects underway. We have many self-sustaining projects under consideration that will effectively provide for those long-term goals that we are striving to achieve for these children and the surrounding community. Please ask about other potential programs that you might be a part of.
Eat well, think well
The school gardens also help address problems created after the introduction of Universal Primary Education (UPE) in Uganda. So-called ‘free education’ in Uganda has witnessed large increases in student enrolment in many government and private schools, however many students cannot afford lunches, so they do not perform well in class because they are hungry. FMLK’s schools’ gardens are now growing fruits and vegetables, which assist in providing meals at school. In addition to lunches, families must also bear the burden of stationary and school uniforms which are mandatory in Uganda, our goal at FMLK is to provide these for our children.
Feed My Lamb Kabarole (FMLK) also foresees a situation where students will act as ‘change agents’ and will pass on skills and knowledge gained from school gardens to their respective parents and homes, hence building sustainable communities. A Feed My Lamb Kabarole (FMLK) demonstration garden/farm is under development as a resource where schools, community groups and individuals can learn through seeing correct methods for themselves in a participatory way.