Operation Youth Quake receives an EC$18,900 grant from Australian Direct Aid for its Chicken Project
Operation Youth Quake receives an EC$18,900 grant from Australia’s Direct Aid program, for recovery of its Chicken Project. It is located at Savanne Park just west of the community of Louisville. It accommodates adolescents who are homeless, or have been abandoned. It currently houses eleven (11) residents.
Director of Operation Youth Quake, Lennox Abraham told members of the press on Thursday 4th February 2016, a grant proposal was written with the assistance of Tina Alexander, Mrs Royer, Leah Abraham and Catherine Abraham, and was submitted to the Australian High commission Direct Aid Program.
“The grant is to be used for renovation of the chicken cages, purchase of stock; 200 birds, medicine, feeding the chickens up to the point of laying, training five residents who will also receive a stipend, purchase of watering troughs and feeders, etc.,” Abraham informed. He thanked the Australian High Commission for their assistance. He also thanked the Jireh business firm that assisted in ordering birds & feed.
According to Abraham, the institution also practices subsistence farming and sells the surplus to generate income. These include vegetables, ground provisions, pawpaw, pumpkins, avocados, tomatoes and local seasonings, in addition to producing eggs.
“Our motto is to ‘grow what we eat, eat what we grow, and sell the surplus’…we continue to work towards our motto here at Operation Youth Quake,” Abraham added. He also commended H H V Whitchurch & Co, the Ministry of Agriculture and government employees, who purchase eggs from them.
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