Beyond Classroom Project
In Cameroon rural communities, being able to raise food and livestock on a small scale is an essential life skill. For many children attending elementary and secondary schools, this will be the only formal education they receive, so any practical experience in agriculture, catering and animal husbandry is extremely helpful. These topics are included in the National Curriculum but are usually only taught in the classroom (theory without practice). With support from partners UAC Cameroon is establishing small catering units, poultry/piggery and organic gardens in schools. to enable pupils put the theory into practice and give them valuable skills to take within them when they leave school.The produce that pupils grow/raise/cook can be sold to provide income for the school or used to supplement school meals.Beyond addressing immediate needs, UAC hopes its programs will create professional careers and long-term economic opportunities for young people in agriculture and gastronomy/hospitality.