Live Connection Aid
History of Live Connection AID
Live Connection Aid: was established in 2012 to assist with agricultural training skills; enabling rural leaders to bring tangible hope to benefit the communities in which they live. We embrace the adage “Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime.”
Currently, Live Connection Aid’s two main projects are the establishment of an Agricultural Training Centre in Bor, South Sudan; and the establishment of a Skills Training Centre in Sonadi area of Zambia. Working in partnership with Foundations for Farming, self-sustainable subsistence farming principles are taught.
The Agricultural Training Centre, Bor, South Sudan
Decades of civil war have resulted in people lacking even basic farming skills. The response to this problem is not to provide expensive mechanical equipment and amalgamate land holdings to create large farms, but rather to teach the local people how to farm sustainably on a small plot in their own village.
This approach has already seen great success elsewhere. Foundations For Farming, an organization based in Zimbabwe, has achieved amazing results in that country and others in Africa. Foundations For Farming will be partnering with Live Connection to make this project a reality.
The project will train many hundreds of people how to farm and they, in turn, will return to their communities, passing on their knowledge leading to the creation of local farming enterprises. The trainees will not only benefit directly from the Foundations For Farming training, but will also undergo “train the trainer” programs which will equip them to pass their knowledge on to people in their local communities, thus creating a powerful cascading effect.
This centre will be a showcase for South Sudan, a place to train and send out leaders to rural communities throughout the nation. The actual teaching will be undertaken in conditions similar to those found throughout Sudan.
Current Status of Stage 1
v Land has been cleared and fenced
- Buildings for the Training Centre and a Storage Shed have been constructed
- Paul Deng has been engaged to manage the training Centre
- Training plots have been sown
- A borehole is being sunk
Stage 2 (still in planning stage)
- Establish a primary school for 70 pupils
- Establish and develop Agriculture Training Centre producing crops with a projected cash flow $A10K per year
- Investigate providing basic medical clinic
This is the first project of Live Connection Aid. It is planned to address projects in all countries where Live Connection is operational, as the need arises.