Project Protein was S.O.W Africa’s first (1st) project. The campaign title was birthed in 2015 from the notice of the lack of proteinous foods in the beneficiary community. Over the years, the project’s objectives have evolved into something bigger than a Protein Foods drive. The event was held in December 2017 in Nwangele Local Government of Imo State, Nigeria. This event stems from the Health and Vocational Development pillars of the organization. Project Protein’s goal was to educate the indigenes of Nwangele Local Government on the importance of good nutrition to holistic wellbeing. Another goal is to provide resources to foster better agricultural practices to upgrade farmers from subsistence farming to commercial farming.Eventually, through commercial farming, the economic development shall improve from a community to state and then, the nation.
In coalition with these workshops, 10 indigenes was be empowered to start their own livestock farming businesses and all attendees received sample bags of foods to create a physical representation of a balanced meal. A Dietitian and an Agricultural Analyst was in attendance to share professional insight on both topics respectively. The vision of this event centered on introducing different perspectives on foods needed for good nutrition as well as to grow confidence in locally grown foods. By doing these, the community will sustain themselves through the resources they already possess in their environment. Instead of only giving them fish, they were taught how to fish too. During this event also, S.O.W Africa shall had its first launch in the Eastern Region of Nigeria.
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