Eco-Schools – South Africa

Location: South Africa

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
  • Gender balance & diversity
Sep 18, 2012, updated September 2012

Eco-Schools – South Africa
HEALTHY LIVING: The WESSA/WWF Eco -school programme in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, funded by Nestlé South Africa, supports schools and communities with gardens and healthy activities based on sustainable practices.

The Eco-Schools water management and conservation programme supports schools and local communities across South Africa with food gardens and healthy living activities. With a focus on schools in low-income and rural areas, the project has installed water-saving irrigation schemes and trained schools on rainwater harvesting methods. The initiative, which promotes the efficient use of available resources to ensure food security, water conservation and management, is run in collaboration with the Department of Education, School Governing Bodies (SGBs) and a number of environmental development organisations, including WWF and the Wildlife and Environment Society of Southern Africa (WESSA).

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