Update Makonjemare Primary School
17 augustus 2021
Wij ontvingen van onze lokale partner een update over onze Makonjemare Primary School in Vitengeni Kenia. Veel, maar helaas niet alles gaat goed. De weergoden zijn de school niet zo heel gunstig gezind. Jacque schrijft over het Vastenactie project:
- Maize – The maize failed because of the rains – not just in Makonjemare, in the whole of Vitengeni and most parts of Kilifi County and Coast in general. So we have to replant in the next rain season of October 2021
- Tree planting around the school plot – Was done but the scorching sun affected them so they will be replanted in October when the rains come
- Bee Hives: Already bought and awaiting painting with yellow colour (to serve as reflectors to warn students not to go close by and be stung by bees). The mounting stands are also being fabricated.
- Moringa trees – The have been affected by the drought but will sprout when rains come
- Vertical gardens – are doing very well as Jacob (gardner) is watering them. The vegetables are used to feed the children alongside the maize and beans meal providing a nutritious balance. Once in a while, some vegetables are sold to teachers and parents too. That way the school is able to cater for small needs.
- Water flow: Because of drought, Kilifi County was generally affected with water rantioning and the worst hit was Ganze/Vitengeni region. But yesterday (12 Aug) was happy to learn water was restored and the tank was full.
- Goats and chicken- We had agreed with the head teacher that this being a one year project we buy the goats and chicken in phases – that also gives the school time to access care, challenges and make necessary readjustments. It also helps Jacob make necessary adjustments on care giving and working on the farm. Already three goats have been purchases and two are pregnant. So in total there are seven goats are available.
- Chicken house already in use.
Al met al kent het gebied waar onze school gesitueerd is, enorme droogte. Zelfs het water wat uit de taps komt is gerantsoeneerd. Jammer, want de eerste oogst was echt geweldig. We hopen dus op regen in oktober, zodat de nieuwe aanplant dan wel tot een succesvolle oogst zal leiden. Gelukkig doen de verticale tuinen het bijzonder goed en valt er daarvan in ieder geval te oogsten, zij het niet genoeg om de school van voedsel te voorzien.
Jacque vervolgt haar rapport: The school requests for food
- For the next 5 weeks beginning 30th until schools are closed on Oct 1st 2021. These are 20 school days. Here is the budget 20 days *295 students *23 Ksh per day = 135,700. This is approx. one month/4 weeks budget to feed 295 students.
- Additionally, it requests for Food for the next term when schools resume (11th October to 23th Dec) which are 55 schools days. This is because maize will be planted in October, then will be harvested in December 2021. Therefore the next term (11th Oct to Dec 23th will not have any food from the farm ready for consumption. The proposed budget will be
55 days*295 students *23 Ksh per child = 373,175. This is approximately 3 months budget to feed 295 students.
Grand total from Aug 16th to Dec 23rd is 135700 + 373,175 = 508,875 (this is 4.5 months feeding program of 295 students from Sept 1st 2021 to December 23rd 2021). Transport of food stuffs to school Gross total = 10,000 Grand total = 518,875.
Of, uitgedrukt in €uro's: € 4.000
Ook dit is een agendapunt voor onze vergadering 5 september aanstaande.
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