We work with school children and adults to facilitate education about agriculture and the environment
- At primary and secondary levels we facilitate the creation and management of school gardens designed not only to produce food to supplement feeding, but also to support the teaching of the curriculum in innovative and engaging ways, and to promote inter-generational learning.
- Our partnership work focuses on developing innovative materials aligned with existing curricula, which support teachers to deliver educational outcomes and enliven learning related particularly to science and mathematics.
- GardenAfrica facilitates adult learning through the development and extension of agro-ecological curricula and training for tertiary education to facilitate more plural, climate-sensitive approaches to agricultural extension.
- Our work involves training and supporting key services, such as agricultural extension, to reach more farmers with relevant and appropriate training.
- We develop educational resources such as films, training manuals and leaflets, and protocols in the area of agro-biodiversity which are open source for use by government and civil society organisations.
Projects within our Education and Skills Programme seek the following outcomes:
- An improved learning environment which increases access to health and plant-based opportunities, particularly for women and girls.
- Appropriate learning materials which engage learners and improve skills and attainment.
- In-service training which leads to improved staff skills, competencies and morale.
- Community engagement to improve collective environmental management practices.