Developing Food Security and Nutrition Knowledge
Welcome to the first ABO report for 2021.
This past year has seen significant changes and adaptions to the environment we found ourselves in due to COVID-19. We had to rethink how to deliver education and adapt our support for students, families, and communities. We chose to focus on food security and nutrition services to provide critical economic support to low-income families struggling in our villages.
To support sustainability, we introduced a Skill Development in Agriculture program. Students developed knowledge on food security and nutrition by preparing the land, planting seeds, watering, and caring for vegetables in the school organic garden. The vegetables were then used in a food program that incorporated English Language education, assessing homework from the previous week and allocating projects for the week ahead. This kept our communities engaged and students active during a very challenging time.
After school reopened from a six-month mandatory closure (COVID -19 prevention measure), our two goals were to ensure the quality of education was reinstated and avoid dropouts due to the challenge of being away from school for that significant length of time. Student attendance numbers resumed to a full roll, and together we move forward.
Your financial support has contributed toward making all of this possible, and we thank you for caring and assisting in shaping a stronger future for students at ABO school!
Planning and Planting
New growth - Skill Development in Agriculture