INTO Giving is funding a new Bees Abroad project in Nigeria, one of the World’s poorest countries, where 67% of the population live below the poverty line. The Multilateral Grammar School, based in the Odogbolu district. The kind donation of £4560 will cover the cost of materials, training and the establishment of an apiary and honey harvesting equipment.
Here 90% of the parents of the students in the school catchment area are farmers on very low incomes which in turn leads to poor nutrition, high mortality at all ages and inadequate access to healthcare and education.
This school is government run with a junior school which has 285 students in attendance and a senior school with 200 students.
Bees Abroad will help the school and the local community in the following ways:
Firstly, beekeeping will provide an income stream for the school to buy extra resources. Secondly, the students who are trained will be able to take their sustainable and ecological beekeeping skills into their community thus creating a second income which will help to pay their school fees and support their extended families.
Funds donated will enable the Bees Abroad to:
- Deliver beekeeping training to teachers and students
- Provide materials needed for hive construction and personal protection equipment,
- Provide instructional training materials and manuals,
- Establish an apiary and honey harvesting equipment.
Training will be given by Mr Oreyemi Babatunde Adenola who has worked with Bees Abroad since 2006 and has already successfully delivered 4 projects in the area. Teachers will teach students beekeeping as part of the curriculum aiming to produce a minimum of 10 new beekeepers every year going forward. This ensures a sustainable, environmentally friendly way of alleviating poverty.