I am called Namuga Sylvia a student of Senior Four at St.Kirigwaijo Secondary School.
Piggery project is the project which involves the rearing of pigs.
I became a practioner of piggery project in 2013 when it was set up at our School St.Kirigwaijo S.S by Fr.Ssebaduka George William in conjunction with Fr.Kirigwaijo Anatoli with an aim of helping some of us poor students raise money for school fees.
Surely piggery project has contributed towards my success in terms of education where I am so far. I have acquired skills in rearing pigs for example feeding and vaccinating skills. This has also helped me to gain more knowledge about agriculture as a subject.
In addition, I have been helped in terms of getting school requirements which have been difficult for me to get from my parents. Many times I have been reporting late at school after some weeks due to lack of essential school requirements.
I have been able to set up my own piggery project at home. This helps me to get money and buy some school requirements for myself.
I have gained confidence since the project has been carried out in a high population of St.Kirigwaijo Secondary school where many fellow students and staff members come, look at the project, appreciate our efforts and also give some advice.
However we have met some challenges in running this project. For instance some pigs have got stunted in growth due to unbalanced diet given to them which has greatly reduced on their size. Attack by diseases such as swine fever that claims a number of pigs
Expensive drugs which at times are unaffordable thus leading to the death of some pigs.
Destruction of neighbours’ gardens as pigs sometimes move out of the pig Sty since the timber is eaten up by termites hence causing conflicts with the neighbors.
In conclusion, I thank God that I was selected to be among those to participate in this self help project that I hope will take us up to the end of our studies at the University.