In Congo, this pilot program to provide teacher training about school gardens addresses the priorities of many government and non-government organizations at an exciting time of recovery across the country. The training provided in this guide focuses on child-centered and life-skills education, girl-child and gender sensitivity, science education, and food security. Developing food security skills and science literacy is important for all children, no matter their household circumstances or future vocation.
School Gardens have four important goals:
- Produce food for a school feeding program.
- Provide a laboratory to supplement the standard school curriculum.
- Contribute to the intellectual, psychological, and physical development of the students.
- Transfer skills and knowledge from the school garden to home and community.