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Gardening in Schools: A good initiative to promote agriculture!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 00:00

Vallue is a rural village that is 2 hours from Port Au prince, the capital of Haiti. ActionAid Haiti has been working with APV since 2010. APV promotes school gardening to help some parents with tuition.

Sorel Beissance (29) is the agronomist in charge of the school garden. Together with parents of the students they cultivate tomatoes and peppers.

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We don’t use chemicals and after 3 months we can support more than 30 families. The students are also learning about agriculture!

In addition, the garden project aims to teach the students the importance of agriculture. The children can also learn more about nature and how to take care of it. Some of the students like Stef also learns about the environment and enjoy having the garden, too.

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Micheka Septembre (12) likes the garden and thinks that it is nice to see something beautiful on the way to school. She likes French and finds the language beautiful.  She believes it would change her future for the better. 

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I want to become a tailor someday.

Action Aid supports this school garden project pilot and would like to replicate the model in 12 other schools in Vallue. In the future, we would also like to spread this wonderful project to different schools in Haiti. Let’s make this happen!