Kids From Ugandan Babies Home Visit Local Farm
Time to roll up those sleeves!
Over the weekend we had the opportunity to take all 20 children from Wando International’s babies’ home on a field trip...to learn about farming!!
The invitation came from Chairman of Local Council in the Triangle Zone of Uganda, Mr. Damian Burigyeya.
The chairman invited the kids to come and learn first hand how to prep, plant and cultivate a local Uganda favorite, matoke.
Matoke is essentially a banana or plantain that is harvested green, steam-cooked and then mashed into a delicious meal. It’s practically eaten every day by most households in Uganda, including the babies and mamas at our very own orphanage!
This time the kids got to actually experience farming matoke!
Ugandan Kids Learn How To Farm
First thing to learn: Prepping the land!
This required all the old dried up stems to be dug up and removed to create a nice clean canvas of fresh soil.
The older children from the home like Sarah, Immatulate, and Pamela took care of this by grabbing hold of the gardening tools and getting to work! They made sure they worked as a team to get the land nice and ready for the little ones to plant new seeds.