A Jersey Charity teams up with Digital Jersey Coding Students to produce a dynamic website and database which the Rwandan Government is using to transition farmers off chemical fertilizers for healthier food and cleaner water.

The Credible Food Project has recently returned from Rwanda where farmers are being skilled up in Carbon Smart Organic Farming methods.
The project from the outset gained the attention of the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources with Minister Fulgence Nsengiyumva taking a personal interest in cultivating and harvesting Rwandan soil microbes, which have the potential to transition Rwanda farmers off their dependency on harmful and expensive chemical fertilizers.
Utilizing the skills of Digital Jersey and their coding students, for the first time ever Lab technicians in Rwanda trained by Glyn Mitchell (founder of the Credible Food Project) are inputting qualitative soil microbial assessments onto the website which is being designed and built by Digital Jersey Coders, which then gets analysed and decoded back in Jersey producing a report and regenerative management program for scientists at the Rwandan Agricultural Board to then use to help Rwandan farmers cultivate their own beneficial microbes to improve their soil health for healthier food and clean water and a better environment.

With invites from Zambia, Malawi, Moldavia and other developing countries, Jersey thanks to its digital and agricultural sector working together, sees a bright future in tapping into the new world of soil microbe cultivation, training, soil carbon recording and data management.

ENABLE JERSEY - the brand name of the Jersey Society for the Disabled - has a vacancy for an Hon Secretary. The Society's Mission is to serve the needs of disabled people living in Jersey. The main tasks of the Secretary would be to take minutes at 8 or 9 committee meetings a year and to update and maintain a register of members of the Society.
Skills required: Good typing skills and the ability to take notes at meetings and promptly produce minutes summarising the decisions taken and action required. The register would be maintained as a computer file and experience of Excel would be an advantage.
Desirable attributes would be empathy with the challenges faced by disabled people and the ability to work as a team member.
Please contact the Chairman, Jurat Sylvia Milner on milner.sylvia.m@gmail.com to learn more about what the Society does and the Secretary's role.


Wednesday Drivers Required:

Using your own car - Collect and return members who attend the Wednesday Social Club at various locations around the Island.
Collect approx 2.30pm and return at 4.30 pm - .

Drivers for Minibus (D1 Licence required)
Collect and return members (including wheelchair users - training provided) who attend the Wednesday Social Club
Times: Collect approx. 2.00pm and return at 4.30pm.
Drivers for the Wednesday Club stay and enjoy entertainment and guest speakers (homemade cakes and tea served) as well as afternoon teas and lunches all around the Island


Thursday Drivers required

Using your own car - Collect and return members who attend the Thursday Social Club at St Martins Methodist Church.

Collect approx. 9.30am and return at 2.30.pm

Volunteers Drivers using Minibus (D1 Licence required)
Collect and return members (including wheelchair users - training provided) who attend the Thursday Social Club
Times: Collect approx. 9.30am and return at 2.30pm.


Helpers for Thursday Social Club at St Martins Methodist Church

General Helpers required - serving teas, coffee, cakes, lunch for our disabled members.

From 9am to 2.30/ 3pm - morning or afternoon shifts or come along for the whole day.

Please contact Bronwyn Gomes on 485740 or bronwyn@enablejersey.org for more details.

Chairman Needed
Description of Relate (Jersey)
Relate is a nation-wide charity providing advice to people who have relationship problems. Our mission is:
To develop and support healthy relationships by:
 Helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better
 Delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life
 Helping both the public and policymakers to improve their understanding of relationships and what makes them flourish.
Relate (Jersey)
The Jersey Branch is run by a Manager and at present has a team of 4 counsellors. The committee consists of 5 people, including the Chairman. One of the Committee members is a qualified accountant and acts as Treasurer. The Relate accounts are reviewed by an external accountant.
The Branch also employs a UK based supervisor, who visits the Island every month to assist and monitor the professional work of the counsellors.
Role of the Chairman
1.) Chairing the quarterly meetings
2.) Liaising with the Manager to ensure the smooth running of the office (in St Helier).
3.) Promoting fund raising plans
4.) Liaising with the Supervisor
5.) Representing Relate in discussions with the States, the media etc
6.) It is also essential that the Chairman has an understanding of the work of the counsellors and is empathetic to the work that is done.
Please contact Keith Mackenzie on hkmackenzie2@gmail.com for an initial conversation.