In March 2015, the Movement of Life Uganda team, under the leadership of Gyavira Mwesigwa Bugigi, launched a school gardening project at the St. Agnes Centre for Education in Mbarara town, located in the Western Region of Uganda. The project involves learning about natural health approaches, spreading health information around the school and in the local community, as well as growing fruit trees, vegetables, and medicinal plants. There are now over 50 schools involved in the project and it is also up and running in several other countries.
The gardening work carried out in the project is organized and conducted through the setting up of a ‘School Health Parliament’ in each school. The members of these parliaments meet regularly to represent their classes. Through participation in this innovative project, children also learn important life skills that they can continue to develop and refine right through to adulthood.
The manual you can download from this page serves as a guideline for founding a ‘School Health Parliament’ in your country. It is designed for teachers and social workers who are interested in natural approaches to healthcare and who want to teach children how to stay healthy and prevent diseases by growing and eating vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables.
If you are interested to work with the Movement of Life and launch a ‘School Health Parliament’ project where you live, please contact us, we’ll look forward to hearing from you!