Hello regenerators family,hope this finds u well.
I am Phillip Ojwang’ from Kenya, First of all may I take this opportunity to thank you to allow me share my mind on this platform. Though I might be slightly bit off the topic but I think it’s worth sharing here for this kind of proposal basic Income can indeed have a direct impact to many
I am so much humbled by the several posts am going through in this Seeds explorers, about earth regenerative activities,a place I have been introduced by my Friend Ericflavour Who I also happens to be a Co-founder of Chacha Community.
I believe my post may be relevant too as it touches on volunteer Sponsorship on early childhood education.
My partner Emelder Atieno (emelder12345 on seeds passport)have been involved in an early childhood education initiative for the past 8 years now. My partner Emelder being a trained teacher who hasn’t been lucky to secure a position as an employed education staff, due to the scarcity of employment opportunities and possibility of being absorbed as a permanent employee of the government in this,decided to engage in self employment which is a volunteer like activity for she hardly receive cash from the parents.
We started back in 2017 , through my help as the main sponsor alluded to the fact that am lucky to be employed the government as a security officer so from my little savings and Sacrifices ,we were able to start by enrolling 10 children who were from very needy families, apart from offering education, we offered them free lunch and breakfast which was a great offer based on their unfortunate background.
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According to us we believe education is the initiation of every regenerative Idea for its what enlightens on the concept and the general know-how of the aspect. Although our impact might be small due to the limited resources we are hopeful for an expound outreach as we believe we impart Seeds of life which in due time will yield marvelous fruits creating room for more Seeds and thus is the cycle.)
Because the parents could hardly afford us any coin, we decided to engage with some of them who were able to volunteer to assist us in cultivating our 3 acres farm for a small token which could offer them soap and some little essentials for their general upkeep.
We were involved in small scale farming of basic fodder crops out of which we were the major beneficiaries as on quarterly basis we were able to stock some sacks of maize and Beans which apart from being food items we were able to exchange some for cash to afford the pupils exercise books and other learning materials.
We have managed to grow slowly overtime getting more children yearly.
Having dwelt much on the background, having learnt about the community,I came to learn about permaculture which has intensely opened my eyes to see how we are underutilising the parcel of land, and will be so much glad if we could get some guidance and possible support out of good heart to explore into this as an seeing it as breakthrough and to this community as it’s a surety of self reliant, taking the first advantage of having land and the good climate as we come from an area bordering lake Basin thus we do experience and receive a sufficient amount of rains which in future can be boosted by digging some water wells and In turn a permanent solution and total independence.
Ericflavour under the Chacha Community, has given some light on the need of adopting permaculture techniques of which given time and input in terms of more regenerative activities my ‘family’ which comprises of the my pupils and their parents…as they are now becoming self reliant as we expect more harvest and return from this.
Any guidance to support this course or donations in whatever forms which can yield Better ideas as well as gains, shall be a major boost to this family and is not taken for granted.
Thank you, hoping to hear from you great family.