Kokrobite Chiltern Centre has been working with the International School of Zug and Luzern since 2013. Five years ago, ISZL students, along with KCC, began working to create this regional training centre and an aquaponics system with the aim of solving a range of environmental and economic problems in the community.
When completed, the Regional Training Center will provide services to our local community of 8000 people and provide training programs to people throughout the region.
The project impacts include:
* 25,000 litres every day of safe, affordable drinking water
* 20 tonnes of fish and 50 tonnes of vegetables (projected aquaponics capacity)
* Reduced ocean and land pollution and deforestation
* Reduced dependence on rapidly diminishing reserves of fish (and fishing rights) in the Gulf of Guinea
* Training courses that can make these solutions self-sustaining
* Jobs and knowledge transfer, with particular benefits for young women
In 2018 some of the visiting ISZL students made a short film about the project:
Since then we have started a prototype aquaponics set up to help us learn about the system and deal with any issues before we get to work on the larger set up. A member of the ISZL student alumni returned to Ghana to help us with this and also delivered teaching sessions to some of the students here:
Bob Sugden and Chris Koch, two of the teachers who have accompanied the students on each trip to Kokrobite have written articles about the partnership with KCC and the work that has been achieved so far. Check out these links below:
Service Learning: developing the essential assets for students to thrive – Bob Sugden
Life lessons from KCC “University” – Chris Koch