Thanks to Rotary Club of Manningham in 2014, we were funded to implement a community garden project.
With the funding, we were able to purchase tools, equipment, seeds, and incentives for all volunteers. The community garden was unfortunately flooded with water from severe rain during the rainy season in 2014, but in 2015, we learned from our mistakes and started earlier than last year. With the funding, we were able to continue using the tools and equipment to make sure that we learn from the mistakes.
The community garden is as big as 600m², and we have sorghum that grew as tall as 160cm. They are all very healthy crops
We are producing about 300 bags of 50kg of sorghum bags. These will be used for both food for Nhomlau Children's Centre as well as generating revenues by selling them at the Turalei market which will then help maintain Nhomlau Children's Centre.
The process of re-building the Bachuk Community Garden brought people together again. The produced sorghum will bring food, and more importantly more solidarity and bright future
Grew really quickly with the blessings from rain
Time to harvest!
One of the children from Nhomlau Children's Centre.
Can you see me? I'm harvesting sorghums.
Chol - a field coordinator, one of the core staff members based in South Sudan. He has been leading the community garden project in 2014 and 2015.
Of course - they're some of many more women who helped harvesting and delivering to the centre store.
Nyanyai!! Our very first Nhomlau Children's Centre Manager.
After giving birth to her second child, she was back to help us with this process.
You see the rain water was nearly hitting our garden - as high as 40cm but the moat we built this year was stronger than last year - success!
Big work done for the day.
Neighbouring communities are now talking about replicating our garden project. Thank you Rotary Club of Manningham for launching this project with us and believing in us.
Back to the centre, where all children are waiting for the good news.
Clearing the garden after harvesting sorghum! Getting ready for the 2016 veggie garden.
One of the volunteers fixing the horse which we water the garden
Children from NCC pumping water out of ground