Monday, March 26, 2012

Utilizing ICT skills; Beneficiaries praise opportunity

Kisilu Musya has always been techno phobia and used to associate computers with only the elite members of the society. But thanks to a free community ICT training opportunity offered at the Mutomo Maarifa Centre he can now operate a computer comfortably.


“This opportunity gave me a lot of skills. I can now type and format a document the way I see them in magazines ‘’ says Mr.Kisilu. The 43 year old farmer who practices agro forestry adds that he plans to use the knowledge gained in documenting his farming activities.



Mr.Kisilu types a document

A beneficiary of Kenya Forest Service’s Farmer Field School (F.F.S) project which trains community members on Agro forestry, Mr Kisilu is also the Chairman of MUIMUKO (Mutomo Mutha Ikutha FFS Network) which is made up of 53 groups of the larger Mutomo District. He trains the members on agro-forestry and smart farming...Read more


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Putting ICT skills into Practice....Mr.Kioko's Experience

Mr Kioko outlines the plans he has in putting the skills gained into practice


Kioko Kisuni is a free ICT beneficiary who has dreams of using the skills gained to uplift the standards of Mola Mathina support group, a support group which practices modern farming as a way of improving their livelihoods.


“I will use my skills to keep financial records, write proposals, and seek grants online among other things “says the 26 year old who is the secretary of the support group.


Mr.Kioko was among the first group of community members who have just completed the computer training course being offered at Mutomo Maarifa Centre .During this training period which ran for one and half months , the 56 community members were trained on the five basic computer packages which included Microsoft XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Information & communication (Internet ). Kindly visit this link and see the the complete analysis of the beneficiaries


Mola Mathina support group's background

Based in Kyatune Location of Mutomo District, the support Group was established in 2010 with an aim of bringing the community together and practicing modern agriculture as a way of improving members’ livelihoods. The group’s activities include green house farming, tree nursery management and goat keeping.


“We believe that everybody has knowledge, that is why we formed this group so as to use it as a learning field and learn from each other’ “says Kisilu Musya, a member


Comprising of 60 members (52 F,8 M ),the group benefited from a local green house donated by the Disaster Risk Management (DRR ) under the Catholic Diocese.DRR provided the materials while group members provided labour.DRR also gave members goats whereby each member benefited with two (2 ) goats .

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