Gendi School's long term sustainability
As with all our schools, we are working in partnership with the community to look at the long-term sustainability of the project. How will the school be looked after once we have completed the renovations and started to focus on other schools? This is such a crucial question when Government funding is insufficient. The school needs to develop their own income and for that they need 3 things.
Kick Start Capital. Together with the community we have started a fenced in market garden. Fruit and vegetables are grown using gravity fed drip irrigation supplied from a solar powered water pump. Together with the school leaders we are considering establishing a Dairy business
Farming Knowledge. Our community agricultural team are mentoring the teachers as they learn new farming techniques and we plan in time they will assume total control
Enterprise Knowledge. This is a gap we recognise that we need to fill through capacity training
Bearing in mind that this project started in October 2018, we are really pleased with the way it is progressing.