Thanks to the Herrod Foundation who generously funded a year's worth of agricultural workshops at Kariba South, 30 lucky pupils had their first training at the end of January. Fiat the School Club Zambia's agricultural technician believes that children should first appreciate the importance of good "bulongo" (soil) as this affects the quality and life of everything we will plant. After a 40 minute lesson Fiat led the children outside into the school's organic garden to feel and smell the soil and the compartments that make soil healthy. Fiat will be back at the end of Februray for the pupil's next lesson on seedlings as at the same time we will install the school's first irrigation system to boost crop production. The 30 pupils taking part in Fiat's workshops will help assist teachers who were trained by Fiat last year in order to teach the rest of the schools 511 pupils. On Valentines Day (14th February) we will also be holding a clothes sale at the school's tailoring centre to raise enough money to employ someone full-time to work at the garden.
On average the school generates between £30 and £50 a month but we hope to double this with the installation of the irrigation system and a full time gardener. The school's surrounding community are extremely excited about the possibility of buying more diverse vegetables and fruit from the school as most people have to travel up to 30km to the nearest town to buy essentials like tomatoes and cabbage.
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One out of two young people in Zambia are unemployed or under-employed, which has resulted in an increasing number of young people starting their own businesses to make a living. Entrepreneurial education is therefore not only relevant but it is an essential part of a qualitative education in Zambia.
We are a Zambian Non-Governmental Organisation and UK Charity working in partnership with schools to start and manage school-run businesses with the aim of generating much needed funds for school resources and opportunities for vocational education. Our dedicated team have been providing hands on financial and technical support to four schools across three districts since 2011.
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