On the 12th March 2017, 10 acres of land were secured by St Theresa’s school to establish a farm so that the school can become self-sufficient in providing lunches for their pupils. This land is situated near Abutanula village in Naluwoli Parish, Butansi Subcounty, just west of Kamuli town.

Thanks to ever-increasing support from our fabulous donors, Kamuli School Lunches paid for this land in a contract which was developed with legal advice from the UK and Uganda and the project will be managed by a local worker in conjunction with a working group from within the school board. The aims of the project are:

  • to rear dairy cows to provide milk

  • to raise chickens for eggs and meat

  • to grow crops and vegetables

  • to provide pupils with an environment to learn key vocational skills such as livestock farming and agriculture

 

The subsequent months has seen the setting up of a practical agenda of applying for freeholding rights as well as organising how the farm will be run, and how it can continue to pay for itself after the initial land donation. Please visit our farm report page that describes our visit in October 2017.

Extract from a letter of thanks received from St Theresa’s Headmaster Isabirye Resty: