Author: Victor Yakubu
In the Datoyili community in northern Ghana, schoolchildren and their teachers are working together to harvest lettuce – not just for lunch, but to improve everyone’s health. Meanwhile, head teachers and youth ambassadors are getting a refresher on how to make the school garden and nutrition education even better. A quarterly meeting has been organised to bring everyone together to talk about the project – from the soya fields to saving money in the villages, tending the school gardens, planting mango trees and spreading the word about nutrition. It’s like a community potluck, but with ideas and plans for a better future. These simple snapshots capture a community working together, sowing the seeds of positive change for a healthier, smarter future in Datoyili.
School children and their teachers harvesting lettuce for the school kitchen for consumption as part of improved nutrition drive for children in Datoyili community in Northern Ghana
Refresher training organized for headteachers and Youth Ambassadors on their roles in the school vegetable garden and nutrition education.
A quarterly Stakeholder meeting to discuss issues affecting the various component of the project, Soya fields, Villages Savings and Loans Associations, School Gardens, Mangoes planted and Nutrition Education among others.