CHARLESTON HILL SECONDARY SCHOOL
Charleston Hill, Paarl
Continuing a success story by educating and feeding more students
CHARLESTON HILL'S STORY
Charleston Hill is a high school in the Paarl area, compromising of students from the surrounding communities. Charleston Hill has a feeding scheme, where they feed 460 students in need, twice daily.
During 2017, Call 2 Care implemented 4 gardens thanks to the support of VPUU in order to benefit and educate the learners reliant on the feeding scheme. The project has been a major success but is limited by the amount of iGardi boxes available on site to supplement the feeding scheme.
In May of 2019, Perishable Produce Export Control Board (PPECB) sponsored the expansion of Charleston Hill's gardens by 20, for a current total of 24 raised garden beds! These beds have and will continue to make a significant contribution towards supplementing the existing feeding scheme, thus combating overall food insecurity for the students.
HOW CAN YOU HELP US FURTHER IMPROVE LIVES?
It is only with your support that we can nurture and transform the lives of the children at Charleston Hill
learners educated per year
Additional waterwise vegetable garden boxes implemented
With your support, our goal is to further continue with the successful implementation of The iGardi Project and to ensure we are able to improve even more lives through education and ensure food security.
With all implementation of The iGardi Projects, we build strong foundations for future growth by focusing on education, skills development and community engagement. We believe that by providing the right type of support, we can help a beneficiary to empower themselves to grow their own food independently.
Through a nominal monthly contribution per box, we are able to provide monthly workshops open to the 27 community members per month to further improve lives through education. This monthly contribution per box also supports maintenance for pesticide, seedlings, gardening tools etc in order to ensure we continuously feed 2.5 people per box per month continuously.