As well as providing for the school lunch programme at primary level through the parents’ consortia we decided to pay towards the vulnerable students at secondary level through support for their agricultural programme. This we were able to do with the help of my Morden Rotary Club. ABCD UK are providing for 31 students but the planting programme comes to a bit more than we had bargained for. So thanks to Rotary again, we were able to complete the programme.
Students every year prepare and plant a field of some 10 acres to provide food for the following year. The field is ploughed by a local farmer but the students need to harrow and set out planting lanes. They plant rows of corn and kidney beans between the rows. It’s the traditional method but all students participate. It was wonderful to see them all out at work.