With the support of WWM, HKL have leased a new section of land and moved the agricultural project to this new site. During the school holidays teachers and parents helped to build new animal housing. It is fabulous, several piggeries, houses for the chickens and for the geese, and now they are growing turkeys as well! The relocated banana plants are strong, and vegetables have been companion planted in amongst them. A lot of hard work for the school community during holidays, but a great achievement and one to be proud of! A few days left until the commencement of the new school year and a few final busy days are in store to complete much needed renovations which are always done at this time of the year.
After such a long rainy season, and so much rain, who would have thought that water shortages would become critical so quickly.
Yes, 300 kids in the boarding house use a lot of water, but there are few running taps, personal washing is splashing with a bucket, clothing is hand washed, and the area for growing vegetables is limited, but already all 3 small wells are almost dry, and the big deep well is taking longer to fill. Quick action by the School Director, the sale of several pigs to purchase many lengths of piping, and the 1 year lease on a local pond that ” never dries up” the school and boarding house are now with water again. The deep well supplies all the drinking water and kitchen water. The rest is coming from the pond, and blue pipes are criss-crossing the school. The pond, once the popular swimming hole for the boys after school is now ‘out of bounds”.