Funding a food garden for 90 pre-schoolers

Mar 2023

Play it Forward

Charity Partner

Our March grant will fund a food garden for the 90 kids aged 3-8 who attend the Nakawa Community Pre-School in Zambia. Our newest charity partner, Play it Forward, are dedicated to reaching the 40% of Zambian children over 5 who suffer from chronic malnutrition. They work with youngsters in rural communities which are often overlooked by government services, giving them a better start in life and hugely improving their opportunities as they enter adulthood.

A 50m x 50m plot has been prepared for planting and we’ll be funding all the locally sourced resources needed to help it produce enough to feed every student their school lunch for 18 months. Any excess veg will be sold with funds reinvested. Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture will monitor the project and will help train up the teachers and parents who will take charge on the ground.

Play it Forward are a charity on a mission to empower children and young adults in Zambia to take control of their lives with the support of their communities. Through programmes in education, health & wellbeing and employment, they see a future where every young Zambian has the opportunity to reach their full potential and thrive.

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