TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 2018: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – The Germi-Nation Farms Ltd. Is the latest recipient of the Digicel Foundation’s Community Engagement Grant, with the funding they received for their Agri-Stem programme, ‘The Little Green Thumbs’.
The programme, managed by Agriculture in the Classroom (AG-STEM), helps young people value not only their health, but also that of the environment and their community, through active participation in a classroom garden. The programme engages students by providing a dynamic environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn, which position the youngsters to make conscious, healthy decisions regarding their nutrition, the environment and their communities.
The programme has already been implemented in three other Primary Schools - Diego Martin Boys RC, Carenage Government Primary, and Ortoire RC.
On November 15, the Chinapoo Government Primary School became the fourth school to receive their grow kits. The presentation was made by Diana Mathura, Digicel Foundation Project Coordinator, who handed over the kits to school teacher Mr. Aqui and his Standard 5 pupils.
Funding in the amount of TT $11,200.00was given to cover the cost of: Science Grow Kits for plants in the classrooms; Know Your Roots Lab Kits and the Terrarium Grow System for Greenhouse Effects Kits.The children were extremely excited at the prospect of growing their own plants, and thanked Ms. Mathura for the Foundation’s investment.