Nakanyonyi Community Primary School Garden
T.A- CRUSADE- UGANDA intends to collaborate with with Parents, Teachers and the local community to set up a school garden at Nakanyonyi Primary School in Nanyonyi Village. School gardens are one of the easiest ways to connect children to nature. Setting up a school garden will be a powerful means of instilling lifelong environmental and nutritional literacy in children. The garden will engage the pupils by providing a dynamic environment, in which they observe, experiment, discover, nurture and learn as it is a living laboratory where lessons can be drawn from real-life experiences rather than textbook examples by allowing Children to become active participants in the learning process. With children believing that food comes from boxes, cans, or wrapped in plastic, and is found only in supermarkets/ shops – and given the fact that our children are facing a health crisis with all kinds of processed foods appearing on the shelves of supermarkets – we need to get back to the start.
The proposed project will directly have the involvement of 362 Pupils of Nakanyonyi Primary School as they experience growing their own food. This project will promote and help to set up a school garden. Many families in the project area today can trace their roots to farming; have the basic knowledge but lack place for practice. They expect their children to learn in schools and spark a discussion with parents and learn more about growing food. The project aims to work closely in assisting children right from sowing the seeds to harvesting the food that will include Cassava, Maize, Groundnuts, Vegetables, Oranges, Avocado, Mangoes, Onions, Garric, among others..
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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