Train to agriculture with Kaïgama
ASSAJOK (Association of the Friends of Saint Joseph of Kaigama) was created by Sister Thérèse, an association attached to the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny, a French religious congregation of 2600 sisters in 57 countries.
Sister Thérèse arrived in 1959 in Congo where she took charge of opening a dispensary and was then called to Cameroon where she opened this model school.
The aim of the association is to fight against the rural exodus of young people through professional and agricultural training.
Setting up a model farm and a vocational training centre to enable underprivileged young people to set up on their own as farmers and enable them to live a decent life after 2 years of studies.
The studies consist of theoretical and technical training in the profession of farmer, alternating on the one hand within the farm-school and on the other hand with reference professionals.
The farm-school comprises 32 hectares of cultivated land, with breeding and fish farming activities. Part of the produce is processed on site and contributes to the running of the school.
3. PROJETS TO SUPPORT:
International Impact supports the Farm-School in sending volunteers, but also to continue to :
- finance the installation of young graduates: acquisition of 2 hectares which, once cleared, enables them to benefit from AFD subsidies to start up their farm (purchase of equipment, seeds, small livestock farming…). Example: 600 euros enables the purchase of 2 hectares of land and changes the life of a young person and a family.
- finance the development of a fish farming investment already started: development of production basins downstream from the large basin: 3200 euros.
- finance the construction of a henhouse with 1000 hens and the setting up of 50 new hives: 10,000 euros.
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