What's happening...



Our plans...

In this newsletter, I wanted to let you know we've had a small flood of positive responses to our June e-newsletter about the I‑2 vaccine for village chickens. It was wonderful to get all the feedback. It gives us confidence and encouragement to press on. Amongst the comments:

"This is good news... This is vital information... I wonder about these [non I‑2] vaccines... This gives me more energy in my work of fighting Newcastle disease... Interesting! Can I get the full report...".

Wow!

I also want to shout out a big THANK YOU to all our supporters who have contributed in pics, in cash or in kind to our Chickens for Change photography competition. We will be announcing the results shortly.

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An exchange visit from our trainees at
Ntchisi to support their peers at Mchinji.

So what will we do with our little bit of wealth? Well, I'll try to be (uncharacteristically) brief. Together with funding available through Kyeema's accreditation under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) we plan to:

  • Finish our project in Mchinji with a commitment to undertake longer term monitoring to gauge the on-going impact;

  • Start a new village poultry program in another District;

  • Develop better training materials including video and booklets to improve our ability to train Community Based Poultry Workers;

  • Continue and intensify our work with government and stakeholders to improve the stable production of the I‑2 vaccine, including a proposed public/private partnership.

  • Recruit a Program Manager to strengthen and consolidate our own management capacity.

  • Collaborate with the Wildlife Action Group to support their conservation work involving communities bordering the Thuma Forest Reserve on the Salima side.

Phew! Wish us luck!

Enough for now. I'll be in touch again soon.

Pat Boland

18 July 2021





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