Starting A Community Education Garden

Gayaza High School has launched a community education garden to support the youth in learning modern farming methods. Currently we are hosting 20 children who completed their primary leaving examinations and are not very sure about the future of their education. We have opened up small gardens for them in a nearby primary school,Gayaza church of Uganda primary school ImageImage

-Kadongo. These gardens are the pioneer student gardens within our education garden. We hope in two months time we shall be harvesting the first vegetables. Among other activities includes;cooking and baking skills so that we progress from the garden to table,computer skills so that we market what we do and talk about what the other farmers do in the area,music ,dance and drama so that we celebrate each gardening activity with a touch of art and sports to keep the youth strong and alive. This programme is also designed to keep the children busy as they wait to receive their national examination results but also build their stamina and interest for furthering their education. We hope to raise funds for some of the children who may not have the support from home for further education.

The photos show the activities done yesterday-day1 of the programme. I liked the mathematical calculations in dividing up the garden to form the individual plots and as a mathematics teacher i learnt a practical approach to mathematics teaching using student gardens.We are now going to set up our coordinate system using the x-y axes such that we can refer to our plots using coordinates.

We will be reporting about the progress of this programme here on a daily basis.

Day 2 programme-10th December 2013:

8:00 a.m – 12noon – GARDENING and 2:00p.m-4:00p.m – INTRODUCTION TO BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS.

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