GUTU – Mpandawana High is scaling up its implementation of various income generating projects for the purpose of raising funds to meet the school’s developmental needs.
Projects that are being done include piggery, poultry and crop farming, with plans already in place to begin fisheries.
The school’s thriving piggery projects boasts over 65 mature pigs, 15 of which are ready for the market, and 32 healthy piglets that will soon be ready for the market as well.
The school’s agriculture department keeps 175 layers that produce eight crates of eggs per day, each crate selling for five dollars.
A drip irrigation scheme sustaining various crops is also in place with quality butternuts already available for sale.
Mpandawana High head, Englebert Chimbwari said the school spent considerable amounts of resources on its durawall project last year and the idea now is to work on projects that can replenish the school’s coffers.
“We have realised that the school cannot reach its developmental goals by relying only on money that is paid as school fees. We are therefore working to improve our financial standing without putting an extra squeeze on our already burdened parents,” said Chimbwari.
He said the school was confident that its piggery project will soon have at least 40 pigs ready for the market at all times.education