Portfolio Category: Mshangano Secondary School

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture techniques are methods of increasing agricultural efficiency using naturally available resources. Sustainable agriculture techniques are largely simple yet effective. For example, one method is the construction of 'swales', which are essentially long troughs in the soil. Swales trap water when it rains, which means that instead of water being evaporated as soon as…
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Entrepreneurship

Many young people have insufficient skills relevant to helping them to find employment. This not only results in high unemployment for young people, but also means that the economy cannot grow as fast without the talent of young people. Schools for Life promotes group debate and participation, as well as training in vocational skills, nurturing…
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Food

Growing food forests and providing training in sustainable agriculture allows children to eat nutritious food, whilst learning of the importance of a healthy diet. Malnutrition is not only detrimental to health, but also means that many children cannot reach their full potential at school due to deprivation of essential nutrients needed for brain development. "In…
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Water & Sanitation

Safe drinking water is essential for good academic performance and attendance at school. Clean water means less illness caused by unsanitary drinking water amongst students and teachers. Easy access to water saves time previously used walking long distances to collect water; and can be used to water plants for food. Sanitation is also essential for…
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