News in South Africa
Youth support each other in Durban
As part of the Family Wellness and Development programme, food security is a high priority. Several youths from OLIVE LEAF Foundation Kidz Clubs around South Africa have expressed an interest to start a sustainable food garden in their communities. On the 20 November 2009 Qhilika high school in Durban harvested spinach, turnips and lettuce for the first time from their own food garden!
The first produce was given to four Orphaned and Vulnerable Children households from the Qhilika Kidz Club. This has been a rewarding experience for the teachers and children who initiated the garden. One of the results of this enterprise is that the youths feel empowered to do more in their community as they recognise their potential to make positive impact on the lives of others. The highlight of this experience is that the children benefited from the school initiative. The teachers expressed gratitude to OLIVE LEAF FOUNDATION for their support and was proud of the fact that when they started there was only had one garden and there are now four.
OLIVE LEAF Foundation is committed to supporting the youth in initiatives that will enable sustainable community development.
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