Update from Jaden Tap Tap: April 30- May 5

Weekly update from our partners at Sakala and the Jaden Tap Tap (translated from the Creole below):

Greetings Bochika!

Hello Bochika!
In order to to move to another phase in the Tap Tap Garden during the rain season, a big decision was made to entrust the garden to 10 students who learned gardening techniques.  We hope they will help the garden better succeed by working as supervisors for all 5 categories of children in Sakala. 

Week of April 30 through May 5, 2012:  This week was a Konbit (Haitian term for a collective work effort) to improve the garden, which was started by the strong leadership of  the supervisors, who are each responsible for a section of the garden.

Plan was for this week: Monday, cleaning and watering; Tuesday, the “Agricultural Day” (May Day) and a campaign to plant trees and cultural activities (capoeria with Mercy Corps!) and exhibitions of trees and vegetables;  Wednesday cleaning and watering continues; Thursday and Friday, cleaning and watering continues; Saturday is the big Konbit for all people in the garden, we will prepare food for all as part of the Konbit.

This plan was executed as planned, attendance of the supervisors for the week was 70%. May 1 (May Day) we had 350 trees seedlings of almond, lemon and cherry. The participation of Sabina (Soley Leve/Local Earth Haiti) was important  as she had a friend that gave 50 lemon and cherry trees.

Saturday was a gathering that allowed us to finish the cleanup and steps that will enable us forward with another step next week.

-Herode Garry Laurent, Director of Programs, Sakala

Bonjou Bochika!
Sakala ak Jaden Tap Tap salye ou!
Nan lide pou bay yon lot vizaj nan Jaden Tap Tap la pandan peryod lapli a,yon gro desizyon soti pou konfye jaden an ak 10 elev ki tap aprann teknik sou kijan pou fe jaden pi byen kom sipevize pou travay ak tout kategori timoun nan Sakala.

Semen 30 avril pou rive 5 me 2012 konbit pou refe jaden an te komanse solid ak prezans sipevize yo, ki yo chak resposab yon seksyon nan jaden an.

Plan ki te genyen pou semen sa: lendi, netwayaj ak wouze Madi, jounen agrikilti ak travay yon kanpay plante pye bwa ak aktivite kiltirel epi ekspozisyon pye bwa ak legim, Mekredi netwayaj ak wouze tap kontinye, Jedi ak vandredi menm aktivite wouze ak netwaye tap vanse, epi Samdi se gro konbit pou tout moun nan jaden an pou sa nou prepare manje pou tout moun kap fe pati konbit la.

Plan sa te egzekite jan li te planifye, pou prezans sipevize yo pou tout semen nan te a 70%. Pou jounen Premye Me nou te bay 350 pye bwa kom amandye, sitron ak seriz patisipasyon Sabina te enpotan anpil li te gen yon zanmil ki te bay 50 sitron ak seriz.

Konbit jodi samdi a pemet nou fini ak etap netwayaj la kap pemet nou avanse avek yon lot etap pou semen prochen.

-Herode Garry Laurent, Director of Programs, Sakala

 

 


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