The Rotary Club of Msasa, Pro-feeds, Syngenta Seed Company in partnership with a Harare West community organisation JoKuDe recently hosted a poultry and horticulture farming training workshop for women of Good Hope suburb in Ward 41.
Peter Tanyanyiwa Suburban Reporter
The organisations pooled their resources and skills to empower the women so they could start poultry and horticulture farming projects to sustain themselves and their families.
The organisers of the training workshop said after all the training sessions are completed, the construction of fowl runs will commence and JoKuDe will facilitate and monitor the groups of women that will receive broiler chickens and feed.
One of the women residents from Good Hope suburb Mrs Tembedza donated 1000 seedlings for planting to the beneficiaries and took them through gardening lessons.
Syngenta Seeds also donated a variety of seeds towards the project.
JoKuDe has created groups of 50 women who will embark on a horticulture project and the community organisation is appealing to land owners around the Harare West constituency for pieces of land to enable them to construct fowl runs and community gardens.
“We are appealing to plot owners around the Harare West community for pieces of land so that we can construct fowl runs and community gardens.
“This is the fourth women’s project initiated by JoKuDe working with various partners. Residents who want to join poultry farming and community gardens are welcome as JoKuDe pushes for improving the livelihoods of the financially disadvantaged women by the Covid-19 virus and other factors,” JoKuDe said in a statement.
Residents who are interested in baking, making dish-washing liquid, petroleum jelly and other income generating and empowerment projects are free to contact the JoKuDe secretariat contacts which are +263 788 306 802-3, or [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>.
Last weekend the empowerment training was held in Ward 16, which also falls under Harare West constituency.
After the women empowerment programmes the JoKuDe secretariat will focus on a rollout of youths’ empowerment and capacity building programs.
JoKuDe is also working together with Real Life Foundation and they are appealing for prison winter donations. JoKuDe together with Real Life Foundation are also appealing for children’s winter donations, either in cash or kind.
The foundation works with about 35 children of age ranging from 0 to 3 years and seven more children of the age range of 5 to 7 years old.
Those who want to lend a helping hand can drop off the donations at the following areas, at AFM in Tynwald South at 5626 Stortford Road, AFM in Zimbabwe Greater Grace Mabelreign Assembly in Parndon Road in Sunridge and at Great Restoration International Ministries 12744 Tynwald North of Apostle George Dhliwayo and Apostle Roseline Dhliwayo. Those using Eco cash to assist can kindly send to +263773904720, with the name Elizabeth Masango.