Edisi : Indonesia
Credit Union Pancur Kasih
Badan Hukum No.735/BH/X - 26 Desember 1996
Jalan 28 Oktober No1-7 Pontianak Utara 78241
Telp : 0561-881951, Fax : 0561-884660
email : cupkindo@gmail.com, info@cupk.org
World News Thursday , March 19 , 2015 - 09:27:58 Local time
World Council Announces Youth Agricultural Program in Kenya
By Administrator | read : 919

World Council of Credit Unions recently signed an agreement through its Cooperative Development Program (CDP) with Beverly School of Kenya (BSK), a private boarding school in rural Kenya, to implement an agricultural program that encourages and educates youth to view as a means of income.

World Council selected BSK for the “Future Farmer Schools” pilot program due its focus on sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program aims to involve and attract students to agriculture and agribusiness at a formative age, while also educating them on financial literacy.

“World Council is proud to equip youth with the financial, business and agricultural tools than can benefit themselves, their families and their communities,” said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO. “Through the Future Farmer School program, we can increase youth employment in community-based farming”.

With World Council’s guidance, BSK will use a demonstration plot to teach children in primary and secondary school about agricultural concepts, such as market linkages, breeding, organic processes, crop rotation,  genetics and the importance of irrigation.

The program’s financial education component will focus on savings, capital and risk management. BSK will connect directly to E-Kenya, an entirely digital national credit union. As members, students will be able to make deposits, transfer and withdrawals from their accounts using M-Pesa, a mobile money transfer service.

In addition to educational benefits, the program will help offset expenses for the school. Crops will supply lunches. Students will sell any extra produce at a nearby market stand, which will provide micro-entrepreneurship experience. Local farmers will have an opportunity to pay to learn concepts students develop an implement on the demonstration plot. BSK will reinvest new income to improve  facilities for other farming and livestock initiatives. Other resources will be used to improve academic facilities and reduce future expenses.

CDP, also operating in Mexico and Guatemala, is supportedd by over US$4 million in funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The program, which began in 2010 and extends through 2016, focuses on creating and testing agricultural and financial tools to improve rural economic and financial sector development, personal income and food security.

Source: http://www.woccu.org/newsroom/releases/World_Council_Announces_Youth_Agricultural_Program_in_Kenya

Other News


Sei Ambawang Pancur Kasih Credit Union’s Member Proud of the New Office Building
Sei Ambawang Pancur Kasih Credit Union’s member has been expecting comfort office as well as another Pancur Kasih Credit Union office in another area. Since 2011 in every Annual General Meeting as the highest place at the ... [more]
He is the member of Subah Branch offices service area. He has been registered since 2008. He is an employee one of oil palm companies. Credit Union is different from other financial institutions. Based on the aspect of saving and installment, a credit union is more tolerating than others to pay ... [more]
Follow Us
Official Website Credit Union Pancur Kasih | Kalimantan Barat | Indonesia
Copyright © 2013 by ICT CU Pancur Kasih, All Rights Reserved