We have now started the initiation stage of our phase 2 pilot program, working with Broadfield Enterprises Uganda - the contributions you make now will help us achieve this next major milestone in our pilot program...
Please make a donation towards the costs of developing the Phase 2 program in Uganda: sponsoring farmers and evaluating the impact of the service.
To achieve our funding goal, we're using the Crowdrise fundraising site - please make your contribution to the Phase 2 program by clicking on the Donate button...
permEzone is a project of Empowerment WORKS, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
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We started this pilot program in June 2017, and have made a good start turning theory into practice. Our approach of working with selected training centers in East Africa, where they already work with local farming communities, means that we can make the most of their experience in training and support that is adapted to the needs of local conditions and cultures.
We raised sufficient funds to start the first phase of our pilot program, and now need your continuing support to maintain this momentum. With your help we can expand the pilot and work in cooperation with additional centers in E. Africa, develop and support the cell-phone platform, and carry out the detailed program of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) that will ensure that the pilot has a big impact.
Our MEL team of academics and development professionals are working together to monitor, evaluate and report on the program's impact. Feedback from the trainers, the farmers and their support workers will inform the continuous development of the program, and the creation of a knowledge-base and support-base for a subsequent roll-out of the service world-wide.
Learn more about the Pilot Program HERE.
The Permaculture Research Institute, Kenya played a key role in coordinating the initial stages for the pilot program in East Africa, acting as the umbrella organization for the initial phases of the pilot, liaising with the implementing organization to help create a learning environment that is adapted to local conditions and cultures.
PRI-Kenya made a huge contribution to the development of our program of training and support whereby we work with the farmers and their community for two full years. This allows a seasonally-appropriate curriculum to be interspersed with practical experimentation, fitting perfectly with the permEzone approach of creating long-term support systems to maintain the momentum of change after the training is over.