They plan to increase crop cultivation in the next rainy season and to start rearing poultry, pigs, rabbits and goats, they say in the October 11 report.
In the report, the Director of Salesian Missions, Fr. Gus Bark, says the farm is also “a source of education for the young students.”
According to SDB members at the helm of the project, more than 40 percent of children between the ages of 7-14 do not attend school in Makululu, a settlement that is also characterized by "great poverty".
The farm is also used as an agricultural training centre, SDB members say, adding that the initiative "helps break the cycle of poverty and provide for financial independence."
Meanwhile, in Cameroon, SDB members have also acquired computers to be used by 500 youth attending Don Bosco College Mimboman in the Archdiocese of Yaoundé, an initiative that Salesian Missions has facilitated.
In an October 12 report, SDB members overseeing the running of the institution say before acquiring the 55 computers, "there were only 20 computers available to the students in the new school, which opened this academic year."
“This is the first time that our students are learning computer science using a computer,” Fr. José Maria Sabé, the bursar of the SDB institution, has been quoted as saying.
The Salesians serving at the Cameroonian institution are excited with the partnership because "our students have been studying computer science throughout the year without using a desktop or similar device," Fr. Sabé further says.
"Now, we are thrilled that they can do so, and students are very excited about it. On behalf of our student population, we truly appreciate your help to make this situation a reality," says the SDB Priest, addressing himself to the US development arm of SDB, Salesian Missions.
The new computers provide Don Bosco College Mimboman a "golden opportunity to offer computer science education of quality", he further says of the Don Bosco College Mimboman that provides education to vulnerable youth in Yaoundé.