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 coming months will see 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. A bore-hole is needed urgently to supply the land with water during a prolonged drought which has left 9 million Ugandans in urgent need of food compared to 1.3million in 2016 and has struck the district of Busoga particularly hard.
Extract from a letter of thanks received from St Theresa’s Headmaster Isabirye Resty: