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Community Empowerment Initiative Toward Education, Food Security & Income Generation in MMANZE 2016

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THE PROJECT'S AIM: The primary aim is to construct low cost greenhouses within the grounds of 10 schools so that local communities can generate a reliable source of nutrition, as well as income to fund the education of children within the schools catchment area. Money generated from the greenhouses will be used to fund education across four levels of learning: Primary level - $ 300 USD* Secondary Ordinary - $500 USD* Secondary Advanced $700 USD* University level (or tertiary), $2,000 USD* *per year for a child/a student The secondary aim of the project is to use the greenhouses to cultivate the growth of banana tissue plantlets. The plantlets can be sold on to local farmers and will provide a premium source of revenue for the community. It will also be used to help stabilize the cost and supply of bananas in the region, so it leads to reducing food insecurity. THE PROJECT'S SCHEDULE MACERUDET has chosen to work with Balton CP, headquartered in UK and with offices in Kampala. Balton has extensive experience of agricultural development within East Africa and has developed the Amiran Farmers Kit (AFK), which provides a greenhouse with all of the associated materials and expertise required to develop sustainable crop production managed by members within the local community. The project will run for 24-months and will be split in to two phases (pilot and rollout) to minimize risk and maximize the return on investment. MACERUDET has chosen to work with Balton CP, headquartered in UK and with offices in Kampala. Balton has extensive experience of agricultural development within East Africa and has developed the Amiran Farmers Kit (AFK), which provides a greenhouse with all of the associated materials and expertise required to develop sustainable crop production managed by members within the local community. The project will run for 24-months and will be split in to two phases (pilot and rollout) to minimize risk and maximize the return on investment. EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROJECT By building 10 greenhouses located on school grounds, the following four key effects will be expected within the Mmanze community. The proposal aims to raise $110,000 USD (284,900,000 UGX) to fund the project. MMANZE AT A GLANCE Total Population - approx. 10,000 Gender Ratio - 95 males:100 females Population Density - 123 people per sq km Total Fertility Rate - 7 births per female Infant Mortality Rate - 76 per 1000 live births Life Expectancy at Birth - 50 years (Males 48 yrs; Female 52 yrs) Deliveries at Health Facilities - 30% Doctor/Patient Ratio – 1 : 50,000 Literacy Rate - 60% for pop. aged 10 years & above Pupil Teacher Ratio – 60 : 1 Pupil Classroom Ratio – 70 : 1 Local Economy - 99% of pop. in Agriculture; 1% Civil Service Youth Unemployment - 95% Leading Cause of Morbidity - Malaria

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