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Training of Trainers (TOT) Permaculture

A three day Training of Trainers Permaculture workshop organized by SCOPE-Uganda from 12th to 14th Sept 2018 held at St Jude College of Agro Ecology (SCOA) Masaka was facilitated by JB from the re-known Practical Permaculture Institute of Kenya. The training focused primarily on Community and School self feeding programmes and sustainable systems.

New Skills in Practical Permaculture

Dream Farm participants designing & making A Frame to determine slope
Leveling compound and designing.

 SCOPE(Schools and Colleges Permaculture), Uganda Secretariat invited partner Organizations to attend Practical Permaculture Training at St Jude College of Agro Ecology (SCOA), Masaka, more than twenty organizations implementing food feeding programs in Community Schools and Colleges sent their representatives from all regions. Facilitators came from Practical Permaculture Institute of Kenya, with wide experience in East African Geographical patterns. Partner Organizations were asked to come with head teachers and teachers for community schools and colleges where permaculture is implemented to be trained practical skills to start food forests and increase food production in schools, colleges and communities to improve nutrition and environment.

SCOPE-UGANDA Evaluates ILUD/ Permaculture School Projects in Kiruhura District

As most communities and schools in South Western Agro Ecological Zone face hardships of prolonged droughts and dry spells in the Savanna Rangeland (Cattle Corridor region) an effect of Climate Change, ILUD/Permaculture project implementation in two schools resulted into good yields for school children, teachers and stakeholders. Desert school compounds for Bijubwe and St Paul Primary schools provide vegetables; fruits and natural herbs to act as study sites in Nyakashashara Sub County. SCOPE-Uganda supported schools through Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group to implement ILUD to start food security, environment conservation and Nutrition balance. Schools acted as training centres for students, communities and hope to roll out project methods to homes to increase their production. School children learned skills in practical garden designs, quality seed selection, planting, weeding, pruning, pests and disease control, mulching and garden ownership for competition between classes periodically.

SCOPE- UGANDA is a registered Network organization with its Secretariat at St Jude Collage of Agro Ecology (SCOA) Masaka, coordinating member organizations implementing Integrated Land Design (ILUD), a step by step process or tool that school communities can use to improve their schools land use systems.  Permaculture is permanent culture an approach that looks at long terms, permanent systems and long lasting designs for sustainable life.  Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group is a member organization implementing ILUD and Permaculture projects in Bijubwe and St Paul Primary Schools in Kiruhura District.

 

How ILUD/ Permaculture Projects Started

Launching ILUD/Permaculture & Implementation projects at Bijubwe Primary School

After training workshops conducted by SCOPE- Uganda at SCOA Masaka, partner organizations were trained to implement ILUD/ Permaculture in schools and communities to enhance environment conservation improve food security, train school children, stakeholders and communities to adapt to demand driven innovations.  8th March, 2016 SCOPE- Uganda team was led by Mr Kiyimba Mugaaga Country Coordinator, Mr Mugove Watler Nyika, ReSCOPE Regional Facilitator, Mr Aliddeki Jude SCOA Technical Trainer conducted hands on training and official launching was done by Member of Parliament Hon Col (Rtd) Fred Mwesigye at Bijubwe Primary School.

ILUD/Permaculture Projects

 On 07th February, 2017 SCOPE- Uganda team led by Country Coordinator, Mr Mugaaga Kiyimba visited Bijubwe to monitor and evaluate ILUD/ Permaculture projects. Evaluation Consultant was led by Mr David Harding from U.K assisted by Mr John Macharia from SCOPE-Kenya,  Mr Mugove Walter Nyika  Regional ReSCOPE Facilitator from Zambia and Mr Jude Aliddeki SCOA Technical Trainer. Monitoring and Evaluation team toured projects, interviewed implementing agency, school project staff to ascertain success, failure and determine way forward. SCOPE- Uganda and ReSCOPE representatives appreciated ILUD / Permaculture project implementation by Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group and Bijubwe Primary school project staff and pupils.

Monitoring and Evaluation team tour Projects at Bijubwe Primary School

Distribution/Planting Fruit Tree Seedlings

 Dream Farm Kyakabunga Group distributed and planted fruit tree seedlings at two schools, St. Paul and Bijubwe primary schools, Teachers, Pupils and Parents were pleased for this project and vowed to support it because it conserves nature.

Students enjoy planting fruit trees as school demonstration gardens

Desert School Compound Turn into Food Forest

In Jan-June 2016 we planted cassava NASE14, TME14, Maize panner, ground nuts and beans NABE 14 for food security and in the first week of May classes started weeding in intervals with their teachers, the harvest was unbelievable in the history under condusive study environment.

St. Paul primary school students willingly participate in weeding demonstration gardens

Strategic Planning

April 28- May 1 ,2014 St Jude College of Agro-Ecology {SCOA} Masaka, invited 17 Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO’s] and one Rural Community Based Organization {CBO} our Group presented  a paper on Sustainable Agriculture projects in schools and communities which prompted SCOPE- Uganda to visit  Dream Farm and schools later we were selected to implement Integrated Land Use Design and Permaculture,

School feeding programs: Utilization of school ground by school children, teachers and communities to increase food and nutritional balance in the fight against diseases
Children showing fruits harvested as a result of permaculture project at Bijubwe primary school during a training workshop for SCOPE Uganda

Training of Facilitators Workshop 3rd to 12th February 2015

The workshop was organized by SCOPE – UGANDA and held at St. Jude College of Agro-Ecology, Masaka.

Dream Farm – Kyakabunga group participated in the training of Integrated Land use design(ILUD, Permaculture and implementation of permaculture in schools. On 8th March 2016, we launched integrated  land use design and permaculture at St. Paul and Bijubwe Primary schools

St. Paul Primary students design gardens in the school compound.
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