Dassa June 2011


Post: Dassa

Date(s) of project: : July 24, 2011

Brief description of Project:

This project is the construction of a garden for my girls club at the secondary school, CEG III, in Dassa-Zoumé. During our four-day diurnal girls’ camp, Camp Succès de Tré, a garden was included in the curriculum to help demonstrate improved agricultural techniques (e.g. composting, crop association) in collusion with a lecture on nutrition and a healthy diet. Various vegetables were planted, including: okra, corn, peas, crin-crin, green beans, salad, tomatoes, and moringa oleifera. The girls were asked to monitor the garden’s growth and maintain the seedbeds.
In the two months following the camp, the girls have demonstrated their dedication to the garden project through its continued upkeep and desire to make necessary improvements to the garden. With this GAD small project, we would like to build a fence for the garden and buy some necessary gardening tools (hoe, watering can). Additionally, the girls would like to add to the diversity of the garden by purchasing additional vegetable seeds, such as: cabbage, eggplant, carrot, and onion. Beyond the nutritional benefits the garden provides for the girls, it can also be a source of income for future girls’ club endeavors. While the garden’s primary purpose is to serve as a nutritional garden and provide a learning experience for the girls, we’ve agreed that any remaining produce can be sold at market to earn profits for the girls’ club. By helping to aggrandize our gardening efforts, we can improve upon food security for the girls club, provide them with a valuable learning experience, and help them become a sustainable school club.

Number of people involved:

# of
# of Service Providers (work partners, Project co-organizers,
technicians, animators, etc.)
Women over 24 1
Men over 24
Girls 15-24 24
Boys 15-24
Girls under 15
Boys under 15


Item Number Unit Cost Total Cost
Wood for fencing |= 60 pieces of wood 250 15,000
Nails 4 packs 500 2.000
Mesh to protect the bottom of the enclosure 4 meters 1.500 6,000
Labor 1 person 5.000 5.000
Watering can 1 4.000 4.000
Hoe 1 1.500 1.500
Machete 1 2.500 2.500
Cabbage seeds 1 package 2.000 2.000
Carrot seeds 1 package 2.000 2.000
Onion seeds 1 package 2.000 2.000
Eggplant seeds 1 package 2.000 2.000
Total 44.000

Amount Requested: 44.000

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