Chipembele & Chongololo Clubs – Busier than ever!
KCC Chongololo Club – Keeping the eco-garden alive!
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and after the shutdown of all public and private learning institutions across the country, the Chongololo club members at KCC looked at ways in which to keep the eco-garden alive.
This organic garden compliments the school feeding program whilst educating the pupils on sustainable agriculture practices.
The pupils, their parents and the KCC team came up with a schedule respecting social distancing and good hygiene guidelines. Groups of 30 pupils came in turns to water their garden, while the matrons prepared them lunch as part of the feeding program.
The garden is coming out so well that the extra vegetables will be sold to the nearby villages. The funds will complement the feeding program when school resumes.
Chipembele club – Establishing an eco-field of beans!
In the Chitambo District, KTL supports the Chipembele Education Programme within three secondary schools, and the Chongololo Clubs within fifteen primary schools.
Lusenga secondary school was recently upgraded to represent the forth secondary school in the district. It welcomes students going from grade 1 to grade 10. The upgrade of the school allowed the opening of their very own Chipembele club in mid-January 2020.
The club is very active and have come up with the idea to establish an eco-field of beans that can be included in the school feeding programme. The KTL and Peace Corps seed support programme to Chitambo farmers has also been extended to the school.
The support of club members, matrons and patrons as well as the school head teacher will be seeing the harvest of over 30 bags of beans, more than enough to run the feeding project for the next 12 months.