The charity relieves poverty and advances the education of children and community groups in Africa by the provision of seeds, plants, trees, equipment and advice, training and support in the cultivation and use of agricultural produce. In many cases it is essential that we also provide water storage and delivery systems and frequently there is a need for fencing or other security measures.
Our work is mainly with primary schools and community groups helping them to establish vegetable gardens and fruit tree orchards.
The planting and tending of the crops and trees is an integral and important part of all the projects as those participating learn how these things are done and understand the importance of good husbandry, in particular, regular watering. These are lessons that they take with them through life. In school, the kitchen gardens and orchards provide food for the school kitchens ensuring that the children have one nutritious meal a day. Surplus food is distributed to the families of the school children or sold to provide funds for the school. The trees also provide much needed shade from the sun.
The benefits to community groups are very similar. The gardens are a source of nutrition for the families of group members and the important lessons learnt are passed on and applied over the long term.