Samuel Okide is a local farmer, who lives 1km from the school, in Pokegne village (which is part of the Pabbo sub-county). With his wife Concy and three children: Patrick (in P7), Denis (in P5) and Mercy (in P1), Samuel grows rice, beans, cassava, and millet.
Currently, Samuel’s crop production only just covers his family’s basic needs - if the planting season has been too hot or rainy, many of his crops fail and the family struggles.
Through the School Garden project funded by BESTSELLER FOUNDATION, Samuel is now getting a lot of new knowledge in farming. Even though he has farmed for years, he is now learning how to settle the land before 2nd ploughing, prepare nursery beds and increased his knowledge about seeds.
Most importantly, since joining the gardens group, Samuel has been applied his newly learned skill to his own gardens to improve his own crop production.