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Garden and Borehole Project

Project by Langley Sebastian, Volunteer from Kentucky
Cameroon Agriculture Education

Description

This grant project aims to build a reliable water source, a small kitchen, and a school garden for students at a local secondary school. Currently, the school lacks access to water during the dry season and potable water during the rainy season. The pressing concern driving this project is that many students arrive at school on an empty stomach and leave even hungrier.

Constructing a borehole will provide clean water for students, faculty, and nearby community members, and support the school garden. This garden, now barren due to poor soil quality and limited water access, will be revitalized with manure and regularly watered by the students. The garden’s produce, used in the new kitchen to prepare meals, will help feed students during the school day. Surplus produce will be sold to the community, with the proceeds benefiting the school.

This project will offer a platform for training in agriculture, business, and nutrition, enhancing student nutrition while fostering critical thinking and a deeper understanding of these essential fields.

Community contributions $6,530.27
Funding complete
Goal $13,499.36