VEGETABLE GARDEN PROJECT
"A child who has not eaten cannot learn"
Topsy’s fieldworkers give food packs to people in need, ensuring that those most vulnerable are able to build up their strength through proper nutrition, and are helped with the responsibility of feeding their families. This is important, since a person who has not eaten cannot be given medication, while a child who has not eaten cannot learn.
To set up the project, Topsy worked in partnership with the Food Gardens Foundation to provide training in gardening skills. The fieldworkers are first trained themselves, and in turn coach and train the families. The start-up seed and tools are provided by Topsy.
Over 100 communal vegetable gardens, many of which are school-linked. are planted and worked on by the communities provide fresh food to more than 6,000 people every month.