We’re halfway through the year training in Permaculture with our 28 community participants from around our three local communities. And we’re coming to the end of a week of reflection, recapping the main messages, identifying & solving the main challenges being faced by participants at home, while playing a lot of games! As so many of our participants struggle with literacy, our approach tends to lean toward interactive learning with a strong focus on Guba facilitating the mutual sharing of knowledge through games & practical solutions to the challenges many face.
We have celebrated two exceptional homesteads whose Permaculture planning & design has produced an abundance of food, water-saving & soil improvement strategies with no financial inputs – Clementine Ntshakala & Thabsile Gamedze. We have also celebrated a 92% training attendance rate over the last 6 months with above average results at the participants homesteads which we visit to provide support & monitor the week before each week of training. All in all, we’ve started 2012 hitting the ground running!
Photo – Some of the group arriving at Clementine’s homestead to see why she received Guba’s recognition for her hard work & impressive planning. She lives at her rural homestead alone caring for a large number of grandchildren.