• Africa Child Aid Organization


Sustainable School Vegetable Garden

Health & Wellbeing

Across all our community schools we aim to work with each school to install a veggie garden that provide fresh produce for school dinners and be sold to make a small income to purchase other resources as well.

  • Summary

    This project enables schools around South Africa to provide self sustaining meals to students by implementation of vegetable gardens. We train the local community members that work at the school in crop management and in health and nutrition this ensures their students get a healthy meal that keeps the studentsí brain active and the catering costs down as the products are grown at the school.

  • Challenge

    Education is very important and a key to breaking the poverty cycle, however, many children in poorer or more rural areas struggle to stay in school and concentrate effectively as they are struggling with hunger and lack of nutritious meals. Hunger also affects the community members and staff which is why these community gardens provide help to eliminate a range of issues. This is a big problem in many parts of the country as poverty is still a large continental issue.

  • Solution

    By implementing veggie gardens in schools we can help to alleviate the hunger problem by providing sustainable meals to children as well as providing community members and staff with important education and knowledge around sustainable agriculture. The produce grown can also be sold to make an income and provide the schools with resources as well as cut down costs for the school canteen as everything would be grown in the garden.

  • Impact

    This project will provide nutritious meals to school children, helping them to maintain good concentration and learn effectively as well as benefit the surrounding community through skills training and income generation opportunities. This also helps these communities, schools and individuals become independent and more environmentally friendly as they learn to implement cost-effective and efficient ways of growing food and feeding the school children.

  • For every R100 you donate, R80 goes directly to our projects and the other R20 helps us carry on our work.