Farming provides crops. Crops provide proceeds.
Proceeds build a school.
That's what we call sustainability.
Women, Girls and Agriculture
In 2017, Shule in partnership with AgroMax Uganda Limited will launch the Miche Project (Swahili for seedling). Together we will introduce high yielding agricultural technologies that are less labor intensive, but more productive to the female community in the region. This conservation agronomy will increase women and adolescent girls profits from farming, provide them with more disposable income to cover the costs to educate their children and gain financial independence.
The Shule Farm
Shule has turned a portion of our 20 acres of land into an organic farm. The proceeds from the farm will help to sustain our farming initiatives and operating costs.
With the money raised so far we have
• cleared the land
• assembled a team to oversee the farm
• tested the soil to ensure high crop yield and efficient production
• acquired seeds, purchased basic farming equipment and completed our first harvest
• hired a hydrologist to survey the land for water, dug a borehole and installed a solar water pump
• and so much more
Our farming project will
• educate local farmers on the cultivation of exotic crops and best practices for organic farming resulting in increase in profit margin
• empower adolescent girls and women to become their own boss
• help raise the funds to sustain our school
• provide food for the school