Charleston Hill: A Brief History 

In January/February of 2018, Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) became the first organization to sponsor 4 gardens at Charleston Hill Secondary School. The aim of this initiative was to subsidize the feeding scheme with healthy nutritious produce and use the garden as an educational tool. One such educational tool is a nutrition-wise after school program, iGardi Project, hosted by Call 2 Care. The focus during one particular iGardi workshop was teaching the students how to plan out nutritious meals. The children were challenged to collaborate with the on-site kitchen staff in order to devise the most nutritious meal plan. Read more about the iGardi project here.


In May of 2019, South Africa's official 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.

What does the future hold?

Once school starts up after the holiday, an after-school program will resume to teach students how to sustain and manage the garden beds. This will continue to supply the kitchen with fresh vegetables for the students. Finally, we move on to phase three: building a community garden. The community garden will be located on a large plot of land behind Charleston Hill school and will eventually serve the entire Charleston community.

Future location of the Charleston community garden.


PPECB and Call 2 Care are set to nurture and transform the lives of the children at 


water-wise vegetable garden boxes installed


fed daily 


community members educated in our public workshops 


Keep track of our progress to improve the lives of Charleston Hill through our educational outreach programs


Beautiful moments we have captured on site at Charleston Hill along our journey to improve lives through education

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Call 2 Care is a Non-Profit Organisation located in Cape Town that improves lives through educational outreach projects and socially conscious events while offering a sustainable end to end service to corporates, government, and the general public.

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