Resilient livelihoods for 500 youth in Ha Sekake

Short description

SMARTD will support 500 youth in its operational area with sustainable food production and covid 19 education.

Description

The goal of this initiative is to support livelihoods of youth through implementation and support of sustainable agriculture programs, and sharing of knowledge pertaining to safety against covid 19 infections.

While Southern Mountains Association for Rural Transformation and Development (SMARTD) has devoted its efforts towards poverty alleviation and livelihood programs particularly embracing sustainable agriculture approaches under current climate change conditions, covid-19 appears to be another barrier that need to be dealt with in due order.

Even though statistics show that the corona virus infection is not as severe as in other countries, the implications are however hectic. Other safety measures against covid-19 infection, for example; lockdown have affected households’ food provisioning as many people have been retrenched. The greatest number of these retrenched people comprise of youth. These people can no longer provide for their families as they would do under normal circumstances. Even so, people need to be food secure.

SMARTD will therefore provide essential training on people’s safety against the possibilities of being infected by Covid- 19, and recovery strategies from challenges resulting from its prevalence putting great emphasis on nutrition and sustainable food provisioning. SMARTD training will comprise of material support and practical demonstrations.

Target country

Lesotho

Project type

  • Alleviation
  • Climate
  • Community
  • Education
  • Food
  • Healthcare

Support needed

  • Raising capital

What we need help with

This initiative will require a total budget of USD 23 125.51 and this is based on the budget split below. Total for seed starter pack ........................................................................…...…..M 105 000.00 Delivery cost ...........................................................................….....M 11 800.00 3 Training Workshops ...........................................................................……..M 10 800.00 15% GST .....................................................................…......…..M 19 140.00 sub total ……………………………………………………………………..M146 740.00 2% contingency …...………………………………………………………………. .M 2 935.00 COVID 19 Trainings 50 youth Trained on COVID 19 and used as source of outreach Training materials (2 boxes A4 paper, 2 flip charts, 50 Minute pads, 1 set printer cartridges, 1 box pens) ..........................................….........…............…...………. M 5 000.00 COVID 19 protective clothes and materials (sanitizers, masks, gloves for 500 youth) …...………………………………………………...………...……..............................…...………..M 18 500.00 Accommodation and meals for 50 youth....................................…...…...………...... M100 000.00 Personnel 1 Animation Officer........................................................................……..M109 580.00 Grand Total for 1-year project implementation...………………………............………..M 382 755.00 Concerted to US Dollars......…...................................................……......……..........USD 23 125.51

Best way to get in touch

email: smartd@leo.co.ls, Tel: +266 2231 2562

Project status

  • Launched