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Sunrays in flowers project

The project was born out of a need to foster a sense of pride amongst the youth who live in the urban slums of Delft South. These impoverished youth are burdened with drug abuse(meth-addicted parents), Foetal alcohol syndrome, high incidents of tuberculosis, extremely high rates of HIV and aids deaths and physical and mental abuse.

We, the teaching staff came together and created a garden, an oasis in the dusty streets, that not only inspires creativity and ellicits greater academic thinking, but instils values and pride, and a will to improve our childrens lives,

Where it's at:

Sunray Primary school
518 Main Road, Delft South
Cape town
South Africa

Garden type:

food bank garden

Garden size (in square feet):


Garden beneficiaries:

children and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

1 800

What this project needs:

gardening books

Project leaders:

Jason Hanslo
Jason Hanslo

About us:

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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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606