Teachers of St. John Kaama formed two groups to engage in Kuroiler Keeping for increased monthly salary

DSCN0591Some months back, we delivered 50 one-month old Kuroiler chicks to St. John Kaama Education center in Nakifuma, Mukono under the sponsorship of Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA. Today the hens are now laying eggs and we were able to enjoy the first eggs when we visited the school last Tuesday on 30 June 2015 as you can see in the photo below.

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On Tuesday, 30th June 2015, we had a planning meeting with the two formed groups of teachers in the same school. The two groups comprised of seven (7) teachers each and each of the group is going to be given a parent stock of 50 Kuroiler chicks to keep and multiply by hatching the fertilized eggs. The fertilized eggs will be supplied from the parent stock donated to the school. When the hens begin to lay eggs, then the fertilized eggs will be hatched into new chicks for distribution to every individual teacher and for expanding their poultry keeping enterprises.

The two groups of teachers are then tasked to form groups of children in the school and each group will comprised of 10 children. Each of the formed groups will be given 50 kuroiler chicks for keeping and multiplying by hatching the fertilized eggs. When the hens begin to lay eggs, then each of the children will be given five (5) kuroiler hens and a cock for keeping and multiplying with the help of their teachers, parents and KIRUCODO. At this stage, each of the child will be required to bring eggs to school for hatching into new chicks every week. Some of the new hatched chicks will then be sold off and some of the money will be used to pay off that particular child’s school fees and the rest will be deposited on his or her saving account. Some of the chicks will be added of that particular child’s stock for expansion purposes. The saved money will be used by the child to pay for his or her secondary education as majority of the children fail to join secondary education due to lack of money.

See How It will work based on what is happening with groups we are currently handling

This is how it will work out based on our current experience with other groups we handle. The 5 hens will lay not less than 3 fertilized eggs a day and this means that every week a child will be required to bring not less than 21 fertilized eggs to school. When the 21 eggs are hatched then we expect to get not less than 15 new kuroiler chicks. So, in a month each of the child will hatch not less than 60 new chicks. At the moment, we sell a one-day old kuroiler chick at 3000/= (Uganda Money) which is equivalent to US$ 0.9. Say we sell off 50 chicks then that particular child will earn US$ 45 every month. Lets say he uses $10 for the feeds and $15 for personal and education expenses that month then such a child will be able to save $20 every month from only 5 hens and a cock. This means that, in a year this child will be able to save $240. In Uganda, the Primary education takes a period of 7 years and this means that at the end of the Primary education, this particular kid would have saved $1680. Remember, this calculation is based only on 5 hens and a cock but remember this child adds 10 new chicks every month. So, he or she can surely save more than this.

Below in Pictures is what happened last Tuesday when we visited up the school

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