NF Journal | Primary school workshops on food security and fruit tree donations
Education and Food Security - Critical drivers for sustainable development
Access to quality education and achieving food security are two critical drivers for development in any community, and for the Nicaforest project, fostering these core pillars in our surrounding community represents a cornerstone objective of our social impact platform.
Nicaforest is happy to announce that in March earlier this year our team hosted workshops for local primary schools on the topic of food security, welcoming students from the San Jose, and Santa Teresita Schools.
Workshops were conducted in two segments, beginning with a talk on environmental awareness and educating students on how keeping school and home gardens can foster food security in their community.
This was then followed by a practical workshop in which students assisted in the planting of close to 200 fruit plants for the purpose of creating a food garden for their school.
Fruit trees donated include species such as Lemon, Mango, Guava, and Orange trees, fostering sustainable food production and reinforcing a core pillar for the well-being of these rural communities.
Nicaforest conducted these workshops in cooperation with rural schools in our surrounding region, located in the nearby communities of El Chilamate and La Curva, both of these schools are within 4 kilometers of the Rosario de Fatima farm currently under management by our reforestation project.
“Having the opportunity to reach and educate these students in their formative years on topics related to sustainability is an invaluable investment towards achieving a sustainable future.”
Dr. Carlos Perez President of Nicaforest.
One initiative, multiple impacts
Close cooperation with rural schools in our surrounding community enables Nicaforest to conduct initiatives that foster key drivers of sustainable development for any community in the form of education & food security.
Reinforcing food security through the lens of education enables our project to strengthen the standing of these communities not only today but do so in a way that fosters long-term value creation through the transfer of knowledge to future generations.
In total, these workshops welcomed 104 students who participated both in the presentations on environmental awareness and assisted in the planting of fruit trees. Furthermore, out of these students, 59 were girls, which further contributes to another social development goal in the form of fostering gender equality in the region.
"Combining education on the topic of sustainability with practical workshops designed to reinforce food security in these rural schools enables Nicaforest to foster a positive impact in our surrounding community that extends far beyond carbon removal.”
Øyvind Berg Nicaforest Founder & CEO
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