At each of the Foundation schools, we strive towards 2 key areas - long term sustainability and food. This is achieved through a farming programme that also provides employment for the local community.
Between the schools, we farm 24 acres that grow maize and beans, with the harvest going to the school to ensure that the pupils are guaranteed good meals each day. The farm also provides excess food, more than the school needs. The purpose for this is to provide food for sale, economically priced for the local community, but enough to generate money that is re-invested in the school to support outgoing costs.
It is the practice of the Foundation that as part of the long term plan for development that sustainability is implemented. This will lead to the community having the ability to manage the school themselves in the longer term.