The new Bon Pasteur Centre was inaugurated last September 2019 and it has become a learning- and sharing point for the Kanina community, where the message of children’s rights is promoted and spread. Providing the children such a safe and supportive learning and social environment, including basic primary education and protection, can help them to develop their full potential and thrive.
The Centre also facilitates and strengthens parents’ and the community’s capacity to better care for the children, in an integrated approach to social protection that provides families with education on children rights, training on positive parenting and prevention of domestic violence and other abuses against children. It represents a pivotal space that contributes to integrate child protection and empowerment into the community development, improving the overall impact of the program.
Diversified vegetables and fruit plants are grown in a cultivated land of 15 hectares, using a drop by drop irrigation systems to extend agricultural production and contrast drought and negative impact of the climate crisis
2,500 square meters of ‘maternity’: the nursery is the beating heart of the farm. Best varieties of plants suitable for the soil are researched and tested, to ensure a short and continuous cycle of agricultural production.
For the farming of the Nile Tilapia, 16 new ponds have been built (there will be 28 in 2022): at full capacity 48 tons of fish per year will be produced and sold on the local market.
Chakuishi is based on an initial 10-year plan during which it will achieve full technical and financial autonomy to create a social enterprise self-sustainable and able to generate profits to support other activities of the Good Shepherd program in Kolwezi.
Chakuishi involves 10 staff members and 50 women in vulnerable conditions, who participate in training and empowerment program on agricultural production cycles. Every year 60 people, mostly women, can develop professionally through training, accessing a stable job to earn an income.