Crop and Animal farming potential in ROHC

An important fact of the daily life in WEM Centre, is farming. Our aim is for beneficiaries to learn about farming as a skill and a trade in their development.

In the last few weeks, we finished harvesting our maize and putting them into bags, ready for consumption. We believe the children have learnt a lot in the processes involved in planting to harvesting. We also look forward to harvesting our mangoes in the coming months.

We are proud to announce the birth of 4 new grasscutters. Our farm worker, bro Tetteh is responsible for taking care of the grass cutters. Beneficiaries, on scheduled days are engaged in the grass cutter management as a way of igniting their interest and creating experiences in grass cutter rearing. The grass cutter project is a big chance for our beneficiaries to learn responsibility and care.

The grass cutters also support the personal development of the children, because a child learns to understand the behaviour of animals. In addition, this takes influence on the social behaviour of a child were s/he learns to respect the needs and rights of other people. All in all, the child learns to take care of something. This gets reinforced through the special value of grass cutters in Ghana. The child learns a part of our tradition, the typical Ghanaian food with grass cutters as a delicate.

Through the various crop and animal farming activities, our children learn more about the tasks of a farmer and get some practical experiences to supplement lessons in agriculture taught in school.  We are really proud that this part of our project grows every day.