Thursday, April 28, 2016
Students of Gayaza High School at the 2nd Annual School Camp 2015

Gayaza High School organizes annual school farm camps. The second annual school camp was a three day event which started on 14th August, 2015. The camp brought together students and teachers from schools across the country to show case the different initiatives that they have been engaged in, share learning and adopt / replicate models of proven approaches on farming. The students had an opportunity to live a life of an entrepreneurial farmer who wakes up at 5:30 a.m and milks the cows, feeds the chicken, transplants vegetables from the green house to the open gardens and applies bio-slurry from the bio-gas plant as organic manure, mulches the banana garden, harvests maize to make silage for the animals and collects grass slashed from the compound to make hay which provides an enhanced nutrition programme for the animals on the farm among other activities. All these are practices that will go a long way to mitigate the climate change challenges and restore food security and fight poverty in our homes.

The aim of the annual school camp is to introduce the youth in schools to scientific approaches to agriculture and motivate these to practice farming as an entrepreneurship venture while at school so as to create change agents for schools and in their communities.

The objectives include;
1. To train the youth in scientific approaches to improved nutrition of Livestock and to follow the value chain processes involved.
2. To introduce the youth to crop-livestock integration so as to enhance food security and nutrition in schools and within small holder farms in the communities.
3. To propose recommendations and develop action plans for integrating farming within the curriculum as a strategy towards youth entrepreneurship.



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