EnviroKids October 2018 Issue
Investing in the Future.
GLENCORE in partnership with WESSA have registered 17 schools to be a part of the Eco-Schools programme. During this project, the schools participate in the following: • Year 1 (2018) – Food garden • Year 2 – Water saving • Year 3 – Wildlife conservation (Rhinos) The food garden development and maintenance project uses the Eco-Schools structure and the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) guidelines to enable the development of sustain- able food gardens at schools that will supplement learner nutrition with fresh vegetables, and teach learners how to grow food at home while also earning an Eco-Award in the theme Health and Well-being. Learners and educators gain a deep- er understanding of food security and sustainable food gardening through the experiential process
of action learning projects. This project also supports 15 women in the Emalahleni commu- nity that grow their vegetable crops at Johannes Kananda Primary School. GLENCORE and WESSA have been involved in various activities includ- ing celebrating Mandela’s 100 birthday by do- nating seedlings and planting 100 indigenous trees at various schools. In celebration of ar- bor week this year, GLENCORE partnered with WESSA to plant 35 indigenous trees at 7 Eco- Schools in the Emalahleni region. This project promotes schools to participate in relevant ac- tion projects, which improves access to careers in the food sector. In years to come, schools will be introduced to efficient water use under the themes of climate change, and natural heritage (rhinos and our roles as conservation stewards).
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