YOUNG WOMEN – FOCUS GROUP
Adaklu Water Project has partnered with 12 young women of the village Waya. These young women have taken over responsibility for the 5 – acre pilot farm and will allow us to develop a model for future farming plots.
Mama Dzakuyaa Abisatchi was enthroned as Queen at the age of 12. She has been ruling for 62 years and counting. At her current age of seventy four, she is overseeing the redevelopment of her village by a focus group of 12 teenage girls and their female adult mentor. This project is backed by Adaklu Water Project, a not-for-profit organization based in Colorado, USA.
With parental consent, these young women spend a few hours per week, Monday through Friday on the group’s farm after their educational activities and household responsibilities. Their parents also reach out to help on the farm whenever they can do so.
The goal is to first and foremost shelter and mentor young girls of the village in a setting where they can focus on building a better future for themselves, their families and for the community as a whole.
Currently in development is a semi-mechanized five-acre maize farm which is hoped to begin raising funds for higher educational purposes for these young ladies. This five-acre farm is purely an experimental scheme due to be actualized and expanded to hundreds of acres of assortment crop farms after most of the pit-falls have been tweaked for the better.
The main objective of this project is to increase farm acreage in subsequent growing seasons to a fully mechanized scheme so as to increase output and therefore income. Approximately 60% of the net income will be allocated to educational scholarships for children who complete and meet the standards and requirements set by the administrative staff, the Queen and her elders.
Approximately 40% of the remaining net total will be allocated towards community development such as clean water, library, community hall, etc.
This project also serves as a community resource where every lady participating in the group and wishes to learn equipment operation can conveniently and safely do so.