KKOVC stands for Kyosiga Kyokungura One Voice Campaign. Kyosiga Kyokungura comes from Luganda language meaning “You reap what you sow”. And One Voice means that one person can say something to a group of people and this word/these words can bring about a significant change in people's lives. And this voice can come from any corner of the world to the people who need it. This NGO is the project dedicated to improve the welfare of the people of Uganda especially the local communities by providing skills in modern farming through free workshops and training. KKOVC is focused in providing sustainable farming skills. The project was founded by Adam Turyamureba in 2014. At the moment we have projects going on in several parts of the country such as Kebisoni in Rukungiri district, Kashambya in Kabale district and Bwongyera in Ntungamo district. Our clients The village retreat has been a successful way of bringing the local people together. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who do all they can especially the local council 1 chairmen and their teams to make these meetings a success. Please keep up the spirit. The struggle has just began and several people are already appreciating. KKOVC began with one group of 30 women but after people heard about what we were doing for the communities, we are overwhelmed with the response. Currently we have more than 500 members (youths and women) and everyday we are receiving more requests to join. This is a very big challenge for us because we don't have yet the capacity to support these people. At the moment Mr. Adam Turyamureba – the KKOVC Founder - is using his little money to do this good job for the community. But now there is a lot of demand for the services that he can't afford. We are calling upon all well-wishers and friends of KKOVC all over the world especially in Europe and all parts of Africa to join hands with us to foresee real time development in our communities. We therefore kindly request any company, NGO,church, mosque, government agencies and individuals who can see value in what KKOVC is doing for the people to come and give a hand in helping these communities. Donations can be given in form of finances, training/giving workshops, cows, goats, chicken, pigs, green houses, water pumps, seeds, farming tools, feeds, solar power, etc Empowering women will help a lot in reducing violence in families. Empowering the youth will help eliminate poverty, unemployment, idleness and its side effects. At KKOVC we believe that to give man a fish is to feed him for a day but to teach man how to fish is feeding him for a lifetime.
KKOVC works with youth and women.In rural Uganda the level of poverty and unemployment are very high. There is a general lack of information about modern farming as a core for business in the Agricultural products. Agriculture in Uganda is the back born of the economy. It contributes about 37% of GDP and nearly all of the export earnings. It's KKOVC's strategy to revitalize agriculture with emphasis on modern farming as a tool of reducing poverty, job insecurity, food insecurity and promoting national development. Most of the workshops about modern farming have been taking place in urban areas yet about 82% of the population lives in the rural areas. And these people cannot afford entry fees and transport to attend these workshops so they remain in the circle of poverty of which more than 20% of Ugandans belong(Source: UNDP Uganda 2010). That's why KKOVC has decided to bring these workshops deeper in the villages closer to the local person. Most of the Agricultural economic activities in our rural areas are seasonal and this affects farmer's income and Agricultural dependence. KKOVC is dedicated to give workshops that help reduce this dependence on seasonal factors for agricultural output. KKOVC is a platform where youth and women in rural Uganda are empowered through training workshops about modern farming. We use workshops as a platform for us to train youth and women on poultry management, modern farming entrepreneurship, financial management, agricultural business, value addition, and healthy programs. Our approach is to mobilize women and youth in every village to come together, form groups and thereafter register these groups under the Ministry of Social and Gender development. KKOVC increases food security by providing farmers with seeds, chicken, goats, cows and pigs for rearing. Each group is provided with 50 kuroiler chicken, these lay eggs after a very short time . Usually in a 4 months time. These eggs are very marketable and even we cant satisfy the market. These chickens are scavangers, they can survive on all that they can find to eat outside. They do not need to be injected, don't pick sicknesses because they eat green grass which is free and healthy. In Uganda about 85% of the youth don't use banks at all in their life. And this is one of the major problems which has contributed to poverty in our societies. KKOVC has decided to teach young youth the banking system from childhood which will help them in their future. We organise work shops of modern farming,then we tell them to make groups of people between 10 and 30, after we give them a capital of 50 kuroiler chickens as starting capital. After these chickens have started laying eggs which takes only four months, these people start banking their money which comes from their eggs on weekly basis . This money will help them to start their own jobs if they don't get a chance to reach University and in case someone reaches there but after their studies fail to get a job. With this money he/she will be allowed to borrow some money on very low Interest rate, and start his/her own business, not waiting for government to give him/her a job. In Uganda about 1,020,000 students enter secondary schools, and the number entering University is only about 20,000 including all institutions. The number of students who graduate is only 50,000. I think you can see the number of people who don't have a chance to reach at the university level. Meaning that those people who don't have chance to reach university level, their chance of getting a government job is like 0% and for graduates their chances of all of them getting government jobs is very small. This is an example of unemployment situation in Uganda: http://goo.gl/RP3IEH So we call upon every one to come and join hands with KKOVC in reducing job insecurity among the youth.