Building an agricultural center to train youth and local farmers
Describe the need affecting community
95% of the community in Mwandji rely on farming. This is mainly a source of incomes. But most of them do not have enough farming skills. And there is nowhere they can go to get trained in the surrounding areas. They lack farming skills and technics. They don’t have enough to eat. The area doesn’t have job opportunities for youth school dropout. It needs to walk thousands of miles to get experts or agricultural training center for them to be trained. Having this center will prepare people for work in a variety of food and sustainability fields, including farm management, advocacy, and education, work in wholesale and retail products and provides employment opportunities for rural people.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
Addressing this problem will help create positive change in the attitudes of these youth with the skills acquired to earn a daily living, through farming skills, animal husbandry and food preservation to engage in income-generating projects for self-reliance, create jobs in their individual communities, and to help improve the income level of their families, which in turn will assist in paying for the education of their siblings. In the long-term, this will bring remarkable impact to these communities as they become self-sustaining and able to meet their needs.
Describe the primary goal of the project
Transform impoverished communities into safe, caring communities with opportunities for farming skills, self-employment and become self-sustaining.