At Venite Secondary School in Njombe, Tanzania, a unique and inspiring initiative has taken root: students actively engage in organic farming agriculture under their teachers, Mr. Mwinuka and Mr. Mgina. This program teaches the students valuable agricultural skills and instills in them the principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Located in the lush highlands of southern Tanzania, the school’s organic farming initiative also aims to teach students sustainable agriculture principles while contributing to the local community’s food security.

Project Genesis and Goals

The organic farming project at Venite Secondary School began as part of an extracurricular program designed to give students practical skills in agriculture. The primary goals were to:

  • Educate students on sustainable farming practices.
  • Improve the nutritional quality of school meals.
  • Provide surplus produce to support the local community.
  • Generate additional income for the school.