Empowering AT-RISK BOYS Through Agriculture
SHULE'S CENTER OF EGGSELLENCE
Shule Foundation is launching an environmentally friendly egg-laying social enterprise based in Jeeja, Uganda, to give former street-connected boys a chicken-rearing opportunity. The Shule Center of Eggsellence will help young boys transform into independent and socially aware gentlemen capable of becoming leaders within their families and communities.
We believe chicken farming offers a tremendous opportunity for at-risk youth living on the streets; it combines practical skills training, sustainable income generation, and access to a food source (eggs) that leads to optimum growth and good nutrition.
Shule's chicken rearing project offers homeless boys hands-on experience in chicken management and behavior skills; feed production and storage; egg collecting for sale or charity (if there are enough eggs); chicken brooding, poultry housing construction, and market research; that will ensure success!
Activities such as these will teach the boys life skills that will empower them to become self-sufficient good humans who do not require handouts from others. The boys will learn how to work hard to create long-term incomes for themselves, allowing them to pay it forward.
Shule's goal is for the boys to graduate from the Shule Center of Eggsellence with improved lives and the skills to become role models for their future children and communities.
Eggs are a low-cost, high-nutrient food that is always accessible in developing countries like Uganda. Throughout the year, there is always a demand for eggs.
SHULE'S FIRST CHICKEN COOP
During the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Shule began construction on our first chicken coop. Unfortunately, we were unable to finish due to financial constraints caused by the pandemic.
The henhouse will be home to 5000 egg-laying hens. Our layers will provide boys living on the streets and those at our centers with a daily intake of protein, hands-on experience in rearing chicken, teaching the kids how to operate and manage a poultry business, and generating additional income to help cover the costs of Shule's programs.
Currently, Shule is raising money to complete construction on the coop and to purchase cages and pullets.
(100% of your gift will go to cover the costs to complete Shule first Chicken Coop.)
The Shule Farm
Shule's 20-acre farm, located in the village of Jeeja, is home to 2 sows, ten piglets, five goats, two dogs, two roosters, and a countless number of free-roaming hens, each representing a child who was reunited with their family by Shule.
Thirteen boys from our quarantine center help plant 2001 Eucalyptus and 250 Avocado trees in 2020/2021.
We have irrigation and solar system—a borehole with a solar pump.
And a dedicated team that helps keep everything running.
SHULE CENTER OF EGGSELLENCE WILL
• educates former street-connected boys on how to rear different types of livestock and cultivate various crops properly.
• teaches adolescent boys how to manage and operate their own commercial farm.
• provide food for all of the children in Shule's programs and those living on the streets.
• generate income to sustain our programs.
ways you can help
We still require assistance with the construction of our chicken coop, and we'd love your help purchasing cages and pullets to make this project a reality. Please give to enable us to complete this initiative.
You can also share your expertise or come and volunteer with us in Uganda, Let us know if you have any questions by emailing us.