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    St Joseph Tongoona High wins MFS poultry competition


    ZAKA -
    St Joseph Tongoona High School has won Major Family Savings (MFS) poultry competitions that were held at Phinies Motel in Jerera Growth Point recently.
    The project was started on June 14, 2016 when MFS offered 25 day-old-chicks to schools that has been chosen randomly in Zaka District to enter the competition. Four schools from each constituent namely St Antony, St Joseph, Chitonhora and Tapudzai High entered the competition.
    These schools received day-old chicks after a workshop where Sunrise Edurate Investments representative Vitalis Hwamiridza,  Masvingo Chicks representative Munyaradzi Tavarera, Masvingo Farm Supply representative Paul Johnson, and Agritex department representatives Enia Pedzisai trained them on the good management and good upkeep of broilers.
     St Joseph scored 100% bedding, 100% cagging, 95 % uniformity, 90% health, 90% general management and its sample broiler weighs 2,8kg which is the maximum weight of a 5 weeks old broiler.
    The Agriculture teacher at the school, David Chipezaya thanked his students who fed the broilers every day and the community who supported the project.
     "I'm proud of this poultry project because it builds the moral of the students in their life skills and also I want to thank them since they are the once who fed the broilers everyday," said Chipezaya.
    MFS offered Day old chicks to these schools in promoting Poultry Nurturing skills to students in schools through education, based on practical experience.
    MFS Branch Manager Richard Yassim said that the competition was also to align students with the new curriculum which calls for hands on subjects. It is also said that St Antony High School was selected by Ministry of Education as a pilot school for the new curriculum hence they benefited a lot from this project.
    Masvingo Farm Supply general manager Johnson urged students to keep going on poultry feeding projects since this is one way of eradicating poverty in the community.agriculture news
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