The Agri-Entrepreneur project in Eindhoven Delft aims to address nutritional needs of school students in the area. Our motivation is the ideal that if children are not hungry, they are better able to learn and stay in school and ultimately will be able to access development opportunities which will contribute their economic well-being – and that of their families.
This project includes training programmes and practical application of the skills being taught, i.e. that of establishing and managing a food garden in each of the selected schools in Delft Area.
Through this project Zoe Incubation Centre is providing training to community members. This training includes all aspects of the Agri-Entrepreneur programme and how to implement this programme within the current school curriculum.
The programme includes:
- Food gardening skills: Practical farming skills and provision of basic start- up tools and supplies;
- Basic life skills training: Including nutrition, health and safety, HIV/AIDS and personal financial management; and
- Entrepreneurial skills development: Practical entrepreneurial skills which relate to the current curriculum that the Department of Education is implementing in Economic and Management Sciences and Business Studies.
Zoe Incubation Centre is providing support for each school for a specific period while they implement the training programme and establish food gardens. Monthly visits to each school provide opportunities to monitor and evaluate the progress at each school and provide an opportunity to plan and implement strategies if any difficulties are experienced.
Support is provided to schools to establish a feeding scheme where none exists. These feeding schemes will aim to provide at least one hot meal per day for students who are in need.
OUR GARDEN COMPLETED