Tshwaragano Primary School Vegetable Garden

The Eco-Club at Children in the Wilderness Botswana’s urban partner school, Tshwaragano Primary School in Gaborone, recently embarked on a vegetable garden project.  

Focusing on the Educate and Empower pillars of Wilderness’ impact strategy, the objective of the garden is to help learners to understand the process of growing crops from planting to harvest, as well as appreciate the garden’s income-generating opportunity.

The learners started with a lesson by the Eco-Club Mentor Mr Phetogo. He explained the importance of vegetables in their everyday diet, and also as a source of income. The Eco-Club has chosen to plant cabbage as it survives well in cool temperatures.

The children planted 100 seedlings, and they now have the responsibility of taking care of their plots until the cabbage is ready to harvest at approximately three months from the date of planting.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To improve the children’s life skills
  • For the Eco-Club members to generate revenue by selling their produce
  • To feed the Eco-Club members and other students at the school
  • The betterment of their Agricultural lessons, which they study as a subject

CITW Botswana greatly appreciates the efforts the Eco-Club at Tshwaragano Primary School is putting into their project, and the impact they are having at their school.

Report By Kelebogile “Kelly” Baitshoki – CITW Botswana Assistant Administrator

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