Bluebonnet-Sponsored KIRUCODO Caged Poultry Keeping Project to Sponsor poor children in rural schools to attend NetSquared Uganda Computer Training Meetups (two hens per child).

Photo-2hens-BlogDo you know that $20 can be used to hatch and feed two Kroiler hens to support a poor child in a rural school in Uganda to attend NetSquared Uganda Computer Training meetup for the whole year and even so many other years?!

Right, this is how it is planned to work out:

Two hens will lay not less than 6 eggs a week. Every week, 6 eggs can be taken to the hatchery at a cost of $0.72 (for all the 6). Lets say 4 eggs hatch out into chicks then the poor child will be able to sell each chick at not less than $1 and in this case he or she will be able to raise $4 each week. Actually, the child needs $4 to attend the computer training meetups for a period of 3 months (an accademic term) and he or she needs $12 for the entire year. This means that the child will be able to pay his or her computer training tuition in a week and the rest of the weeks will accumulate profits for scaling up from 2 hens to may be 20 hens in a period of 3 months.
Currently, two schools have already submitted in their resquests for 50 birds as per these letters indicate (Letter from St. John Educational Center and St. John Kaama Education Center).

In the first instence, the program is designed to help sponsor poor children attend computer training meetups in their respective schools and in the long run the program will help to sponsor children schoolfees when the hens multiply from two to 20 and even above. The following are the key cores of this program:
(1) First, we are going to provide 50 one-month old chicks from our blooder to each of the schools.
(2) We calculated and found out that 2 hens are able to support a kid attend computer training lessons for the whole year.
(3) The school is tasked to multiply the birds up to not less than 500 birds for the first year.
(4) The school will raise a total of 50 birds to be given back to the project within the first one year.
(5) So we have started with supporting kids to attend computer lessons but in the second year the number of birds per kid will be increased to may be 8 and each of the kids will be given these birds to take home so their parents can help in multiplying them and our Organization will be following up.
(6) Instead of a kid paying cash to school, they can also pay in terms of eggs or chicks which can be raised in the school farm or sold off to the community. This will be so possible in the third year and our aim is to make sure that even if the kid drops out of the school, he or she can economically support her-self without depending on any body.
We are going to hold a community training Meetup session for the identified schools plus interested community members from 19-21 January, 2015 before we can give out the birds.
Lastly, with this kind of approach, we want to link ICTs with Agriculture and to change the mind-sets of both children and youth so to begin to consider agricuture as one of the potential ventures to support their education, etc other than looking at it as something of lower class people. It is time now for young people to begin thinking of earning from agri-business projects and this will help in creating employment for themselves and increase on the food security of their respective countries.
For more updates about our Caged Poultry Keeping please visit up these Blog Links: cages at a school in Kikandwa Mukono district called Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School ( and another one at KIRUCODO offices in Kikandwa Village as these links provide for and

2 responses to this post.

  1. Am impressed to see what you are doing,I also started a project of rain water harvesting and climate change where we are planting indegeneous trees/


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