The need for students to have a meal while at school is more important than ever, due to the increasing number of children throughout Zimbabwe coming to school on empty stomachs.
Because of this, CITW Zambezi is enormously proud of the Chidobe Primary School Eco-Club, which has been able to set up and establish a functioning and flourishing vegetable garden. The club has been able to grow a large range of fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, onions, chomolia, cucumbers, carrots and oranges.
What is most special about this garden is that all of the vegetables harvested so far have been used to feed the rest of the children at the school – and it is currently providing enough to give all students a meal three times a week. This meal at school ensures that the students are all well-nourished and healthy, resulting in an increase in concentration, and in turn overall academic performance.
The Chidobe Primary School Eco-Club members and their Eco Mentor should all be extremely proud of the work that they have put into the garden in order to get it to the stage it is at now. And even more importantly, they should be proud of the fact that they are helping their fellow students have a nutritious meal due to their dedication to the garden throughout the term!