Provision of Hope keeps right on training farming groups how to Grow Health in the rural communities of Liberia. We have expanded now to 9 groups!
Our Organic Agriculture Director John Kucuyoiyoigee is the overseer to our 9 different groups. Each of the farming managers report to him on their progress. We go out to the different counties to do a regular assessment and see how each group is progressing. If they have challenges we are there to work together to resolve these as best we can. Thrive for Good is the organization that has provided the training for each of our Organic Trainers.
We have recently added two more trainers to join our team. Patrick Goh and Preston Gonmiah are both living in Ganta, Nimba County. They first took the Grow Health Organic Workshop at the Hope Academy School, along with students and others from the community. This is a school run by Hope for the Nations. This coming school year they are including this training in their school curriculum. Preston Gonmiah is their Agriculture Teacher. Patrick is also a teacher at this school. Since taking the Thrive training, they have been involved with 2 other farming groups in Nimba County. Recently, they conducted a workshop in Tudin Town with 21 farmers. Our National Director, John Kucuyoiyoigee went with them for their first workshop. He has since visited Tudin Town to assess their progress.
We love seeing the expansion of this program! We now have 6 groups in Bomi County and 3 groups in Nimba County, including our partnership with the Hope Academy School. See photos of these 9 groups below. Our plan is to continue to grow as we have more trainers taking the Thrive Institute on line. We have lined up two more farm managers from Bomi County to start their training next week. This is how we plan to grow by having capable farmers take the Thrive training. Next we plan to start in Lofa County where John Kucuyoiyoigee has his own NGO called Agriculture Conduit for Transformations. We have invitations from more schools to take the training and include this curriculum in their schools. We will go to schools that have garden land available for their students. Click here to see more on what we are doing in Liberia! Agriculture Blogs