Agriculture / Environment
Description: Eruwa derived its name from the way in which hawkers advertised roasted yams to the northern caravans who constantly congregated in the town. The method of hawking employed was Eru wa nibi o i.e. (pieces of yam are available here). The four quarters in Eruwa at that time; Anko, Oke Oba, Isaba and Aborerin settled on Ilewu hill which offered greater protection and security during the period wars in Yoruba land (from 1830's to 1890's). The indigenous economic activity of the people of Eruwa revolves around agriculture which includes farming, hunting and animal husbandry. The town now have many higher institutions engaging the young school leavers to improve their education and advance to the higher level through tertiary
Type of Work: Gathering of seeds and making ridges and trenches, Planting of varieties of crops and nurturing the plantation, Group dynamics and active youth participation. Intercultural Learning and Community awareness programme
Study Theme: Food Basket / Poverty Alleviation project
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay together in Accommodation provided near the project. Cooking will be done in turns and all other activities will be done together
Language: Fair knowledge of English
Requirements: Working clothes, tents, mosquito nets, charts / books, tools and gloves, mosquito repellant lotion, sleeping bag, spread, pillow and water purifying tablets. Games like chess, playing cards and musical instruments are welcomed.
Approximate Location: The workcamp will hold at Apode Area of Eruwa Town, Near YMCA Agriculture Centre, in Ibarapa Local Government area of Oyo State.
Notes: contained in the infosheet