Sierra Leone`s energy consumption is dominated by biomass, of which 80% of the energy generated for cooking is derived from tradition fuel (firewood and Charcoal), 64% of the total population living in rural provinces lack energy for household activities. The harvesting of this fuel has led to serious environmental degradation, carbon emissions and effects of high rate of unemployment (74%). These practices threaten the health and quality of lives of women and children in particular; rapid urbanization and this will affect the ecological balance and biodiversity of the country.
My project is main focus on fish farming and we are doing tilapia fish farming at the moment, we are operating in Bo town torwama community to be specific. The fundamental focus of this project is to make fresh fish accessible and affordable to rural people since they lack access to it and this has cause the increase rate of malnutrition among children 0-5 years, pregnant woman and lactating mothers in rural community.
This project started as a response to meet the educational and capacity building needs of the growing population of secondary school pupils and youths in the form of an online student resource center, that is an E learning web portal and Mobile App. The main aim is to provide Quality Educational contents/modules/courses for young minds still in the schooling system through new IT technologies like an e learning web portal and mobile App providing FREE Quality learning resources, training, counselling, exam preparation, private testing (online), ICT and basic courses and more to make them more productive and workforce ready to meet the changes and challenges of this digital age. We Provide students the access to quality learning materials in several multimedia and SCORM format. We intend to transform our traditional learning methods, to promote more student collaboration and innovation through a digital learning environment and a student centered workplace/study place. A strategic partnership with a mobile network operator through either a subscription bundle like the one currently used for Facebook and WhatsApp for the Mobile App or an agreement to make our website freely accessible by students who wish to benefit from our offerings through their network will unleash a new wave of excitement and interests to pupils. The blueprint of this proposal is to nurture minds, talents and skills of students for socio-economic development and to empower them to be self-reliant and self-sufficient and above average working professionals.
Farmers in Sierra Leone are highly vulnerable to climate change because of multiple stresses and low adaptive capacity. They are challenged due to barriers such as: • Farmers isolated without access to basic farming advances. • Climate change and its related impacts on food production • Unsustainable practices and • Lack of access inputs, financial credits, and markets Jalimi Farms intends to provide agricultural extension services to farmers. We provide information from the process of cultivation onto marketing. We inform the clients about innovative technologies with the goal of helping them move from subsistence. We aim to strengthen rural to urban linkages with ICT platforms and bridge the gap between farmers and critical information they need to get the best results. Through our JFarms App and weekly SMS farmers will have access to • Accurate market prices, weather forecasts, crop production tips (Our information is focused on Climate Smart Methodologies that scientifically proven to yield results and help farmers to adapt to climate change) • Market opportunities by linking farmers to produce buyers and processors. • Financial and asset-based credit and farm insurance services. Understanding that advisory services alone are not enough to bring these changes we will set up Jalimi Farmers Clubs where an agent will give farmers hands-on training on new technologies. Farmers also get financial management and gender training.