School gardens

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 January 2019 at 03:25

Don Bosco School honors top student farmers and Mr. Eskinder Mulugeta for developing school vegetable garden

Don Bosco School (Jemo 1, Addis Ababa) is a very special school dedicated to homeless boys living on the streets of Addis Ababa. "Loving kindness in education" is the institutional motto. The school has room to board 200 boys, and daily, a bus goes to the city center to pick up additional kids who live on the street so that they can take part in daytime activities. At the school, children are fed and cared for, provided basic education and the chance to develop vocational skills, such as mechanic skills, sewing, cooking and now gardening. 

Mr. Eskinder Mulugeta has a beautiful vision of a food secure Ethiopia, achieved through food secure schools. Travelling to Uganda for work, he noticed that it was very normal for schools in Uganda to have horticulture and poultry and dairy to supplement the education and diet of the school community, as well as to help manage the school running

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Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 22 July 2016 at 11:44

Tufts University/AKLDP facilitates an active  network of professionals working with the introduction and development of  HOME GARDENS in Ethiopia. This practice  of home- or kitchen-gardens by women and schoolchildren is very important for the provision of more nutritious food in households and local markets.

If you are interested in this platform please contact Mestawet Gebru at Mestawet.Gebru@tufts.edu

The Home Gardens Network also  issued an overview of seed providers for such home gardens , please find the SEED DIRECTORY HERE