School Farms is a rural community-based school feeding support program that empowers local community schools to grow their own food. It creates a space to help students gain practical skills and explore opportunities in agriculture. We recognize the link between education, nutrition and skills development and is employing community-based solutions to improve access to all. School Farms collaborates with schools and local institutions to develop community-driven farms. These offer experiential learning and technical training opportunities to youth and ensure consistent food supply. This will keep schools open and able to provide nutritious meals throughout the school year.
School Farms is an initiative of Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement, a youth-led community development-based organization that creates opportunities for young people to engage in community development. These rural schools are given support to cultivate their own food and offer students the opportunities to gain practical skills in agriculture. The success of this project will contribute to Achieving Zero Hunger (SDG2), Reducing Inequality (SDG10) by promoting opportunities to gain agricultural skills and promote access to Quality Education (SDG4).