In the Nkomazi west circuit of Mpumalanga, one of Lugedlane Primary School's biggest challenges is water scarcity. In 2002, the school started their food security project with the idea of supporting orphans who are looking after their siblings as well as their larger family. Now, the food ...garden covers four plots and includes a thriving herb garden! These herbs are harvested, prepared and packaged, and then sold. They're not only used in meals. They're used to make herbal remedies to cure colds and flu, sores, rashes, and to even treat ringworm. The vegetables are used in the school's feeding scheme and ensure that the learners have a warm, nutritious meal to eat as often as possible. More importantly, the food security project has resulted in less learner absenteeism from school and fewer poverty-induced illnesses. Here are some of the highlights!
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