TGCA is looking at many aspects of farming and agriculture from planting gardens, a green house project, cows, chickens, farming and other sustainable projects.
We have begun the chicken program. They are thriving well. We purchased 300 chicks to raise and to lay eggs. The Croiler chicken from India turns to be the best breed for our location in our Wairaka village in Uganda. The chicks are doing well and growing. The plan is to give each sponsored child’s family chicks to raise at their huts to produce eggs for their family.
We get our seeds from Seeds for Peace (eggplant, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, summer squash and eggplant) in order to aim for sustainability. We have a farmer at Wairaka, Peter, and he does an amazing job with the greenhouse and gardens!
In addition we raise funds to provide cows to our school at Busoga and in the village of Wairaka. Protein and fat are an essential part of every child’s health & development. In Africa both protein and fats are severely lacking in children’s limited diets.
At both of our schools we seek to feed the children each day, for some the best meal they get for some many days the only meal.
In an effort to increase the protein and fats in the children’s diet we need to add milk to their diet by adding cows milk to the children’s simple porridge each morning.