Earlier this year we were able to assist Gisunzu Primary School and the surrounding Gishwati community with a special chicken egg-farming project. We strive to support the poverty-stricken families affected by COVID-19, to fight against malnutrition and to educate the children on the importance of taking care of animals, and the benefits of doing so.
All the families were previously consulted, and agreed to give the chickens a place in their households, and after completing their training and education, we organised for all 216 school students at Gisunzu Primary School to receive two chickens each to take home. The eggs that the chickens will produce will be used for the families’ daily meals. Together with the 432 chickens, we also donated medication and food for the chickens to all the families.
Last week Aline Umutoni visited some of the proud chicken owners to see how it was going, and of course to check if the chickens are doing well. We are delighted to say that the chickens are all healthy and have grown to their full size.
In the pictures you can see for yourself how proud the children are of their lovely chickens!