McVicker’s Youth for Change Poultry Rearing Project

  • Group Name: McVicker’s Youth For Change
  • Project Name: McVicker’s Youth for Change Poultry Rearing Project
  • Type of Venture: Poultry Rearing
  • Sponsors:
  • Start Date: June 5, 2013

Description of Project:

The McVickers Poultry rearing project emerged out of the need to remedy the incidences of youth unemployment present in the district and its immediate environs. Currently, the club has managed to raise three hundred (300) healthy chickens in three (3) separate coops located in the district. The seven (7) persons employed are responsible for maintaining the coops for slaughtering and packaging of chicken for sale. The packaged birds are sold to local shops, jerk centres and residents in and around the district.  

Aim of the project:

To expand project to additional youths with farming projects on an annual basis  

Objectives:

  • To reduce unemployment by providing youths with alternative earning opportunities
  • To improve the living conditions and strengthen families ties in the community
  • To secure additional funding to expand project base

Our Vision:

To establish an economic support system for youths through poultry farming

Our Mission:

To involve youths from McVickers Lane and surroundings in poultry rearing; guaranteeing job creation, local economic development and upward mobility while using the most technologically advanced methods for poultry farming

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Project Data
Currently Employs 7 Persons
Business Plan No
Project Value $500,000.00

Needs

Training in Technical areas e.g. Business Development Planning, Financial Planning & Management, Project Management and Marketing
Funding to improve scale of project to make it more lucrative for youth
Market for product

Challenges

Market for products
Lack of interest from youths

Contacts

Antonio Watt
398 - 6990
watt_antonio@yahoo.com

Roderick Daley
481 - 9919
* Data was compiled from socio-economic survey conducted by SDC, 2009. A comprehensive community profile of Rose Heights Community can be obtained at the St. James 1 Albion Road, Montego Bay, St. James.