GHC- MUCH WORK HAS BEEN DONE

DESPITE THE MANY CHALLENGES WE FACE, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH MANY THINGS INCLUDING STOCKING OUR MINI LIBRARY, MAKING OFFICE & STAFF TABLES, BINDING OUR BOOKS, PREPARING LAND, PLANTING, SUCCESSFULLY CARRIED OUT A PILOT PROJECT ON CAT FISH FARMING/PRODUCTION,PREPARING THE FISH PONDS AND MANY MORE.

Through friends and well wishers, we have been able to put up a mini library with new syllabus based textbooks which we have been looking for, for a long time. For the books to have a meaningful/long live, we did binding on them.At least all our current pupils have access to use books as well as our teachers.
Most of our children are not able to pay the little fees charged by The GHC-school. For this reason and many others we have engaged in many income generating activities.The main ones are Crop/Green house farming & currently working on a fish farming project.
We prepared the open field and planted on Monday and hope to plant inside the green house on Wednesday 3/9/13.
We are in a small way working on the ponds. We hope that we shall at least have two of them ready for stocking by the end of the year.
We are planing to train one member on FISH INSEMINATION.
This will enable us to produce our own fingerlings and for sale.
It will be cheaper for us and generate funds to enable us support the many needy and worthy pupils in our school and the entire community.
If you have any information that may help us or link, kindly let us know. We now need more on fish insemination. Targeting CATFISH as they have produced fantastic results in the pilot project. On average 2.5kg within 10 months.

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Self-supported Schools Training
Self-supported Students
minifarms@gmail.com

They should be established everywhere. Education/training is the only solution to poverty and population growth.

A CD holds 650 MB. The Bible is 1.4 MB. A CD holds 464 copies of the Bible. A DVD holds 3,000 copies of the Bible. A dual layer DVD holds 6,000 copies of the Bibles. A video DVD holds 10 hours of video. The invention of the DVD is more important for spreading the Gospel than the invention of the printing press.

3,000 books on one DVD for US50¢; mailed to any country for $1.
Ten hours of video on one DVD for US50¢; mailed to any country for $1

Just imagine what would happen if every school in the bush of Africa, the jungles of Latin America and the mountains of Asia had a DVD library to use for teaching and training.

DVDs should be loaded with educational materials: books, videos, Bible studies, etc. I have DVDs on farming and many others subjects for US50¢ each. . The internet is not necessary and is expensive in some areas. People can study for hours on a computer [home, office, cybercafé, etc] using DVDs. 7B people on earth and 2B cannot read [400M in India. 2M in the USA] but they can be educated using video/audio DVDs. Use HTTrack website copier [free] to download websites into computers and on to DVDs. Those without electricity use a computer, internally altered, to operate directly on 12v. from a battery with a solar charger [email for instructions] or a pedal-powered generator. This opens up a whole new way to teach. Thousands of DVDs are available on hundreds of subjects and many are free.

Two projects have proven that farmers who were taught new farming techniques using DVDs made greater application on their farms than those who were taught by lectures.
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Nations University, nationsu.org: University courses for degrees. Arabic, Chinese, English, Español, Farsi, Français, Portugués. No tuition, free.

School in a Suitcase: http://winministries.org/website/index.php/nation2nation, a religious group, has hundreds of schools in many countries; over 100 in Cuba. A person with a computer [operating on 12 v.], printer and DVD library can travel from place to place, on a schedule, to teach and train people. This is a very simple, inexpensive, effective way to educate children, youth and adults Use a bicycle or a bicycle and trailer for transportation.

School in a Backpack: A nomadic tribe in Kenya is using a tablet PC, portable projector, camcorder in a solar backpack, 5m x 3m roll of white PVC banner (screen), to train people in farming. In some places a laptop PC, without the projector, could be used.

Schools:
In Vietnam, computer literacy is a luxury. The Dariu Foundation provides computer training to kids in remote villages using a mobile school equipped with computers, internet access and access to e-library containing DVDs in agriculture, animal feeding, etc. Not only kids but clients benefit from this school. Dariu.org

India: guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2011/sep/30/india-mobile-school-video.

Kenya: Education for pastoralist communities. changemakers.com/educationafrica/entries/mobile-schools-basic-education-pastoralist-communities

K-12 Schools: They should be established everywhere and self-sustaining. Every school needs a computer[s] and a DVD library for teaching students and training teachers. Teach gardening in K-6; mini-farming in 7-12. Parents could be required to volunteer at the school.

Class schedule: Classes can meet mornings, afternoons, evenings and/or weekends.

teachamantofish.org.uk “Our organization helps kids from poor families across Africa, Asia and South America to get quality education. We work with schools to create new sources of income. Students get ‘hands-on’ involvement and learn practical skills and entrepreneurship”. teachamantofish.org.uk/school-box

 auronepal.net [India]
 curriki.org [K-12]
 doesgodexist.com
 edublogs.org
 focuspress.org Creation science studies
 hippocampus.org/
http://schoolatblairgrocery.blogspot.com [USA]
 icr.org/essentials Creation science studies.
 inacol.org
 Itecusa.org [non-verbal dvds for training]
 Khanacademy.org [free courses]
 worldaftermidnight.com/ [school]
 tinkeringschool.com/
 parikrmafoundation.org [school]
 greenschool.org/
 barefootcollege.org/
 studioschoolnyc.org/
 nrocmath.org
 oercommons.org/
 olpcnews.com
 peas.org.uk/
 roomtoread.org
 S. F. Agriculture School, fundacionparaguaya.org.py/index.php?id=lo-que-hacemos. [English]
 School Project - self-sustaining. R Stiff ron@montebelloacademy.org [Ecuador]
 showandtellbible.com
 teacherspayteachers.com
 The Learning Farm, Indonesia. thelearningfarm.com [self-supporting]
 worldreader.org/
 world-virtual-school.com
 wvbs.org
 eldeber.com.bo/extra/2008-01-27/nota.php?id=080128000444 Colonia Pirai high school, Bolivia
http://worldhungerrelief.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Newsletter-2012-...
 e-learningforkids.org [grades 1-6. English, Netherlands, Spanish, Portuguese]
 Chimala School [grades 1-12] is self-sustaining. chimala@sbcglobal.net [Tanzania]

Useful information

 Mini-farming: organic, no-till in permanent beds using a machete/maize cutter. Input cost is 0 except for seed and DIY bucket drip irrigation [US$3]. Minifarms Unlimited opportunities in every country. Market what they produce to support the school and train future farmers. Majority of the people in most countries are farmers.
 p4p.org [bicycles & sewing machines]
 villagebicycleproject.org
 bikesnotbombs.org
 mayapedal.org
 arapalgoatfarm.shutterfly.com [self-supporting students]
 compatibletechnology.org
 cd3wd.com [5 DVDs free to developing countries] Information for doing just about anything.
 thefullbellyproject.org/Products.aspx
 childrensbiblestudy.com
 tilz.tearfund.org/
 Study English: By email or online--weiady.org/subscribe/registration.htm or weiaudio.org/audio.htm
 cityfarmer.info/2011/12/19/claudio-oliver-urban-farmer-in-brazil/#more-16803

Microloans: Students, after graduating, may need some funds for their farm or business. The model for that is: farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Sept11NL-What_is_wrong_with_microcredit.pdf [How to do it right] farmsinternational.com/FARMS-Special_Edition-Nuts_and_Bolts.pdf

Microloans:
1. kiva.org
2. kirfindia.org
3. accion.org

I offer free organic, no-till farming workshops when expenses are paid, worldwide. in English or Spanish.

Ken Hargesheimer, minifarms@gmail.com

Ideas:

A. Appropriate technology: solar cookers, village clothes washing machine, solar food driers, indoor composting toilets, bucket drip irrigation,

B. Farming: crops [new crops - spaghetti squash, stevia, sweet maize, popping maize, popping sorghum, endamame soybeans; fiber, vegetables, fruits, berries, grains, nuts], trees [wood, nuts, fruit], animals [meat, milk, eggs, fiber],

C. Food processing: ground nut butter, cheese, butter, fruit jelly, dried meat, solar dried fruit, solar dried vegetables,

D. Shops: wood, welding,

E. Services: delivery service [bicycle/trailer], vending [bicycle trailer], hand-dug water wells, bicycle/trailer taxi service, bicycle/trailer cargo service, movie theater - TV using DVDs charging admittance,

F. Recycling: aluminum, glass, plastic, metal, composting,

G. Manufacturing: solar battery chargers, solar water heaters, solar panels, bucket drip irrigation kits, sewing, bicycle trailers, water pumps [solar, hand, pedal-powered], soil-cement bricks, soil-cement roof tiles, solar cookers, solar driers, latrines [dry or composting], nut sheller [hand-powered], hand-powered clothes washer, Darfur cook stoves,

Email minifarms@gmail.com for more information on the above.

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