We visited the top rated school today in Kayonza, Rwanda and it was interesting to see that on the board of their science class was written basics of soil health.
Upon asking the headmaster if farming and gardening is a desired career, he admittedly said “No, most students have dreams of being bankers, lawyers or professionals. Currently farming is still considered a lower class occupation.”
However he did indicate that teaching the basics of how farming, growing foods and soil conditions were extremely important to teach at an early age.
Currently the school has a vegetable garden that produces vegetables to feed their students on a daily basis. They use a drip irrigation style for their watering.