Khanyisa School for the Blind, Eastern Cape
In the Eastern Cape, we reached out to Khanyisa School for the Blind – a school for partially sighted and blind pupils from the Transkei, Ciskei and Mthatha areas to upgrade their small vegetable garden.
The upgrade, in partnership with Food and Trees for Africa, included better gardening tools, plant material, shade net structures and training workshops for school committee members. Garden beds were also raised and filled with fragranced herbs, making it easier for the children to actively enjoy the resource.
Learners at the Khanyisa School for the Blind in Port Elizabeth are planning to launch a range of aroma sachets and other scented products using fragrant herbs they grow in their food garden.