Primary School Garden, KEA
KEA Green Hill Education Center school garden project was basically established with its major objective of changing our communities to promote healthy eating and active living. through hands-on farm gardening, to provide lessons on health and on properly balanced diet, to increase farm productivity, to reduce food deficiency and to promote school lunch programs in parternership with Kikandwa Environmental Association, an organization which promotes food security, consequently addressing the challanges caused by malnutrition and poverty in the community.
The goals of the project is to connect school children to fresh, healthy food, encouraging healthy eating habits from a young age in to end malnutition and obesity in the community and beyond.
The School Garden Project objectives are:
1.) to provide hands-on educational opportunities for children to culitivate and prepare organic produce, enjoy a healthy lifestyle, become more aware about environmental stewardship and improve academic achivement through active participation.
2.) to offer nutrition classes on how to prepare delicious recipes using fruits of their labor and to encourage all aspects of growing, harvesting, and preparing seasonal produce to assure optimal nutritive value.
3.) to engage children in environmental sustainability by teaching them how to practice permaculture- a holistic agricuture system that mimics relationships found in nature.
4.) to advocate for school communities to provide a nutitionally balanced lunch to their children in order to lower the rates of hunger and childhood obesity.
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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