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Thursday, September 10, 2015

KHPS acquires a farmland

Kasese Humanist Primary School has acquired a farmland in the irrigation zone of Muhokya commonly known by locals as Rutoke. The land is spacious, with fertile alluvial soils, well connected by a road and located on the banks of River Muhokya. Planting crops in this area does not need one to time the season and changing weather pattern.
The land was purchased some months ago in installments from the former owner and was finally cleared off with funds realized from the sale of one of my cars a Toyota Ipsum which finally helped me clear up this property to nil balance.
I have dedicated to name this property as BIZOHA Farmland in memory of our recent project that has seen the arrival of the orphans at the site. It’s located some few meters from the current BIZOHA site and according to my planning, I intend to intensify on making this land cultivable all year round as it has the potential to provide food crops throughout the year as its well connected to the Muhokya Irrigation Project. I am already a subscriber to the irrigation group where we are supposed to pay one time membership fees which I paid. Farmers in this area normally have water channels connected to their gardens which gardens must have ridges. The water is channeled through these channels and spread through the farmland three times in a week.
The location of our farm puts it at a better advantage to access water at any time we want it since we are located next to Muhokya River. As per my plans, I feel much interested in putting houses on this farmland so that intensive farming is practiced. Presently I have got 3 farm workers who manage it namely Mutwaro, Rogers and a semi skilled farm manager called Bagambe. The land right now has beans which we have started to harvest, bananas some about 2 – 3months to start harvesting, some tomatoes, cabbages, plantains and an array of sweet potatoes.
In our efforts to ensure Kasese Humanist Primary School becomes self reliant at some point, am optimistic that this farmland will supply crops to feed our schools at Rukoki and BIZOHA Campus. It will also spice up our plan to make the Andrea Vogt Roadside Stand a venue where locals and road Passersby can make stop over and purchase foodstuffs that can in turn sustain the entire projects.
If we intensify the farming we can sell off to the ready market for food crop to feed Kasese Town and some nearby towns like Muhokya, Kahendero, Kikorongo and Bwera. On this note, I call upon the international community especially Agronomists, horticulturists or Volunteers with skills in modern farming to join us in our new innovation of ensuring we make the farmland productive.
On the other hand, the existence of this farmland means that the whole property at BIZOHA will only have the orphanage, School, Roadside stand, Clinic, Museum, Coffee shop, Recreation gardens, hostels, a playing field plus some guest houses.
Currently the Orphans housed at BIZOHA are among the beneficiaries of the crops grown on this farmland, they are now eating the fresh beans, tomatoes and plantains present at this farm.
With Science, we can progress.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Latest update from KHPS & BiZoHa Project

Kasese Humanist Primary School opened its doors today for term 2, the turn up at both campuses was not bad and we do expect the number to increase steadily in the course of the week.
Its location being a semi urban, some of its children normally have their holidays in the village and do report in their town residences every time the school reopens, also others are hampered by domestic problems like waiting for fees clearance from their parents or guardians but normally we do give all students two weeks of grace before our school Bursar requests for fees from pupils.
On a related note, developing of the BiZoHa site is in high gear where right now the Dr Bruce Chou classroom is now being plastered, a metallic door plus 4 metallic windows are being made by our welder and soon the unit will be shuttered. The classroom is very spacious and can serve as a mini hall or classroom. It has got the capacity to sit 60 pupils.
The Andrea vogt Roadside Kiosk is also being plastered and soon its going to be roofed and shuttered. The Kiosk will serve several roles all aimed at making BiZoHa a self sustaining project as it will offer coffee & Tea services, Selling airtime, Fresh foods from the BiZoHa farm land, Arts and Crafts by locals and some pupil works of the KHPS Crafts and Creativity Club, serving food to Road users and there is a provision that a car wash facility will be put at this site to fetch some cash from those who want to get their cars cleaned.
We are also figuring out that huts will be erected on the property to shelter volunteers plus other tourists who may visit BiZoHa and a campaign is on to seek for well wishers to support us achieve this as well. A sample of the planned huts will resemble or take the shape of the hut below.
All in all, we thank all our generous supporters who have contributed towards transforming this place into something to serve hundreds of orphans plus the entire locals of Muhokya and Kahendero. Those who have not chipped in anything, I salute you as well; try to make this noble work get known to friends. The BiZoHa Project is a model project that showcases that people of non belief too cares for Orphans; we are also breaking the monopoly that religious people the world over are not alone in caring for orphans. Remember its our obligation to ensure that we make this world a better place for us all. Bwambale Robert, pictured below is working along other 3 active members of the Brighter Brains Institute in an effort to put in place an establishment targeting to make life better for Rwenzori Orphans.
His first innovation was the creation of Kasese United Humanist Association, Kasese Humanist Primary School is one of his successful project that is helping over 450 pupils with more than 100+ candidates now in secondary schools.
Yours in free thought, Bwambale Robert Musubaho BiZoHa Orphanage Director