AGRICULTURE AND FEEDING 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175 € per week. All programmes of GREEN LION ZIMBABWE start with mandatory culture week (210 €).
- Code : G/ZIM/AF2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
In rural Zimbabwe, some villages need a bit of support to get healthy, nutritious food for themselves or their families. Kids at school sometimes aren’t functioning at a high level as the food that is available and provided by the school, such as plain porridge, do not have enough nutrients or vitamins for the growing children’s minds. In order to help nurture this next generation we work with nutrition gardens that are committed to educating the community on how to practice good, balanced, nutrition in their own homes. This program will have you work in community gardens, nurseries, villager’s houses, and schools, as a part of spreading awareness to their agriculture and nutrition lessons. You’ll be taking part in planting, watering, and harvesting crops such as cabbage, carrot, tomato, peas, banana, orange, and mango. You will also be involved with cooking and serving nutritional food from our gardens to the local children and students!
About the Accommodation : You will be staying in our program centre which accommodates around 20 people. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Food Arrangements : Meals are basic and healthy, inspired by the local cuisine consists of staples such as rice, cornmeal for preparing ‘sadza’ or ‘bota’ (porridge), spinach, chomolia, spring greens, beans, chicken, goat, mutton, and beef.
You will be staying on the outskirts of Rusape. Specifically, in Cheneke Village, Tandi located in the Manicaland province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Rusape, you will have access to local shops and other things that you may visit in your spare time. You may also take the opportunity to visit historic and natural sites such as Victoria Falls and surrounding reserves around the country.
Additional Equipment : Modest clothing – covering the knees and shoulders is required for school visits You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your nutrition class!