YSHHB Primary School students learn to grow their own food

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

FIFTY students from the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Primary School participated in the Farm Up Your Life! Project aimed at teaching youth the importance of sustainable food systems.

The students, comprising Year Four and Five, were divided into two teams. One of the teams had set up some farming lots for herbs and vegetables while the other team was taught how to prepare locally produced food.

Mas Dino Radin, the creator and facilitator of the project, said that she was happy woth the interest shown by students and teachers upon completing the fisty day of the project.

According to the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumna , the plots are expected to start growing the produce in about two weeks to two months.

“My expectation was for them to have fun learning experience and they were very engaged,” she said.

Mas Dino also said that the process of growing their own produce would help them to learn self-discovery especially in agriculture.

“Over the next few months, they will be learning a lot on their own. Their teachers, parents and information from the internet can also help them in the process of growing their produce,” she said.

She added: “It would also give them a sense of empowerment in growing their own food.”

Mas Dino is a YSEALI alumna who received an Alumni Ties Small Grant funded by the US State Department in September for her farm-to-school programme aimed at children aged between nine and 12.

The Brunei Times