From a Rotary District Community Grant 26 fish farmers were given a full day 0800-1700 of technical training. We rented two minivans, filled with 14 passengers each, no seat belts headed out along terrible roads to get instruction from nearby fish farmers recommended by local government.
Two instructors joined us, extension fisheries officers they are called. The take home messages for me was 1. "Ponds are not dug, they are constructed",
2. They must be 300m2, "kitchen ponds" will not make money
3. Use all-male fish and,
4. Feed, feed, feed.
All these topics were gone into in great detail.
This Saturday we have business training for 80 people. This training is provided by Tanya's NGO Tembo, eg Norm O, Jon F, Wayne C, Cathy C, Bent H, Chip R, Carole M, Lee C., Lance T, Catherine P, Al B, Leeanne R, Wendy L, Carol P, Christine H, Richard C, Dona H and many other pals who donated. Working cooperatively is the emphasis. After this we will do one more round of technical training, followed by Virtues training which teaches the "spirit" of cooperation- the paradigm shift. You will be honoured this Saturday at 9am at the Social Hall that you rented. You also supplied lunch and boda boda money so our widows can get home afterwards.
It was a long dusty day. I have some video which I will insert below as soon as it is uploaded.