Toka

Toka

Toka

Village Profile

Toka village is a community in North Rupununi, Region 9, with a population of approximately 208 residents. The main economic activities for this community are farming and small trade.

Main Infrastructure

COMMUNITY PROFILE



  • Name

    Toka Village

    Satellite/s

    -

    Region

    9

    Area of land

    12.5sq miles

    Titled/untitled

    Titled

    Name of Toshao

    Michael De Mondoca

    Total Number of Councilors

    6

    Number of senior Councilors

    -

    Number of Female Councilors

     

    Numbers of male Councilors

    6

    DEMOGRAPHICS

     

    Total population of 2007

     

    Total population of 2008

    201

    Total population of 2009

    206

    Number of households

    45

    Average income per month(where applicable)

     

    1st Language

    Makushi

    2nd Language

    English

    Religion

    Christian

    Means of communication

    Radio

    Means of electricity

    Solar System

    Types of transportation

    Bicycles, motor bikes, Tractor, horse

    Nearest town or village for marketing linkages

    Brazil, Lethem

    Seasonal patterns

    Oct-April(dry)

    May-Sept(wet)

    Soil Type

    Sandy loam, hard clay

    Major economic activities

    Small trade, crash crop

    Number of Nursery school teachers

    1

    Status of teachers(trained/untrained)

    Trained

    Name of primary School

    Toka Primary school

    Number of primary school students

    36

    Number of primary school teachers

    3

    Status of Teachers( trained or untrained)

    1 trained, I untrained,1 volunteer

    Name of secondary school

     

    Number of secondary school students

     

    Number of Secondary school Teachers

     

    Status of Teachers (trained/untrained)

     

    Health Facility

    Type of Health Facility

    Health hut

    Health personnel

    Community health worker

    Common illness affecting communities

    Common cold, skin infection, conjunctivitis

    Source of water supply

    Wells, spring,creek

    BUILDINGS

    Other main buildings

    Women’s sewing building, old health hut, food processing building

    INFRASTRUCTURE

    Other infrastructure

    2 water threstle with 4 400blns tanks each

    Village farm

    Village corral

    EQUIPMENT

    Other Equipment

    Mist Blower

    12” water pump

    2 manual spray cans

    GROUPS

    List of social groups and clubs

    Toka Youth Development Club

    Malaria Health Group

 

 

Resources

SWOT of the Village

Strengths: Collectively has strong representation and communication skills to address Village issues &

needs.

Weakness: Poor support in village activities due to temporary migration related to jobs and income

Sourcing.

Opportunities: Close proximity highway read access for potential income generating ventures, Health

And Education programmes.

Threats: Close proximity to highway road access can influence negative culture change Express of youths and others to drugs and criminal influences.

  • Unpredictable climate patterns on crops, livestock and water supply.

Development Plans

Village Rules

Village Rules are an essential element in good governance. As such, Toka will commence discussion towards drafting their village rules in accordance with the constitution, Amerindian act, and other National Laws.

 

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General community Development Plans for Community

 

Communication: Install internet System.

 

Health: Improve Health & Sanitation Standards through awareness programs & projects.

 

Education: Lobby for Computer use in primary school through village projects income.

 

Electricity: Encourage community members to case and efficiently make use of existing solar system available to all families.

 

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