The second sustainable development goal seeks to end hunger,achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Don Bosco is using innovative means to end hunger in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone through Technical/Vocational Education and Trainings (TVET), Sustainable Agriculture training, Moringa Agroforestry Project and feeding programs.
Technical /Vocational Education and Trainings
Most of our campuses are found in rural areas where farming is the greatest form of livelihood. Every Salesian is a farmer because sustainable farming practices training is given as part of our formation.
Most of our communities have farms which promote sustainable farming activities.
We have won most international and national awards for our contributions to grooming competent agriculturist who work as agricultural entrepreneurs and also as extension officers on farms.
Another great way we are ending hunger is by empowering the young through education.
Educated people get gainful employment to provide for themselves and the community.
Sustainable Agricultural Training
In improving food security there are number of projects like the Greenhouse farming initiatives and open field cultivation training.
The training is done hand in hand with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that strong agribusiness models are created.
Participants go through training in organic crop production, agribusiness management, business planning and marketing
Moringa Agroforestry Project
Don Bosco has a community in Bo Tinkoko a village in Sierra Leone with the biggest Moringa Agroforestry project.
The land which is aimed at improving the livelihoods of the local community mainly farmers.
In house training of future agriculturist on this land when developed will promote sustainable agriculture whilst fighting climate change.
Our work with deprived young people means that we have to provide for the nutritional needs of most of them.
An empty stomach can not think and learn. So different food distribution aids are given to families with young malnourished children.
Children in our protection centres are fed three meals daily. Your support helps us to achieve this.
During ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone orphaned children were taken in for protection and we still support them.
A meal for a child is about $2.5.
God bless for giving to ensure that a child eats.