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MAK - IOWA Service Learning Program turns lives in Kamuli district: Program is to establish an Agricultural Training Centre worth shs. 5bn

Makerere University (MAK) and  IOWA State University (ISU) Service Learning program is set to establish a 5bn shillings Agricultural Training Centre in Kamuli district by the end of 2017.

The Field Operations Manager IOWA State University Centre for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Uganda Program (CSRL) Dr. Gideon Nadiope said, the  major funders are individuals mainly old students (alumni) of IOWA State University USA.

“Generally, we generate our own money. We had donors and we put this money in a fund that makes profits. We also get some donations from projects. We carry out fundraising and from pledges we raised up to US $ 15,000 in crowd funding”. DrNadiope said.

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