Green fingers for Walvis Bay schools

The Municipality of Walvis Bay through its Environmental Fund has donated N$ 70 000 to all government schools across Walvis Bay for the development of school gardening projects.

The fund was established to award grants for projects which aim to enhance the quality of life of Walvis Bay residents through proper management of the environment and natural resources. The fund usually funds projects aimed at improving the environment and gives grants during every financial year.
The Environmental Fund in conjunction with the Parks Section purchased items that will be donated to the schools to kick-start or upgrade existing gardens. The gardens were established to supplement school feeding programmes and to create a practical environment for students studying agriculture. The Parks Section will also offer technical support to staff members at the various schools who will run the gardening projects.
Recently, a team from the Environmental Fund as well as staff members of the Parks Section held a workshop with representatives from the various schools to enlighten them on the purpose of the donation. Those in attendance received details on how to use each gardening tool, plant seeds, transfer seedlings and how to prepare the soil.
Some of the items donated are:
Sifted building sand, plant trawlers, T-markets, planting bags, seedling trays, super phosphate, germination mix, various vegetable seeds (cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, onions, spinach), and garden utensils.
“The purpose of this donation is mainly to help contribute towards food security in urban areas and also to give learners an opportunity to learn how to grow their own food,” said Nangula Amutenya, who is the Environmental Coordinator at the Municipality and a member of the Environmental Fund.
The donation comes after a proposal was submitted by the Directorate of Education, Arts & Culture through its Walvis Bay circuit Office.
The schools that are benefiting from this donation are: Flamingo Primary School; Flamingo Secondary School; Duinesig Combined School; Kuisebmond Primary School; Seaside
Primary School;
Immanuel Ruiters
Primary School;
Kuisebmond Secondary School; !Nara Primary School;
Tutaleni Primary
School; Tutaleni High School; Namport
Primary School; JP
Brandt Primary
School; Narraville
Primary School and
De Duine Secondary School.

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