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Mont Fleuri primary receives nursery |02 December 2020

Mont Fleuri primary receives nursery

Mont Fleuri primary school has received a nursery shade house donated by the Seychelles Centennial Women Lions Club through the Ministry of Education.

It was the district officer for environment of the Seychelles Centennial Women Lions Club (SCWLC), K. Selvi Karunakaran, who had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the nursery on Monday afternoon at the school’s garden in the presence of the head teacher of the school, Daniella Antat.

Also present at the ceremony were representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, other members of the SCWLC, teachers and students.

“It is a dream come true to have this garden and we would like to thank the Centennial Women’s Lion Club who sponsored the nursery,” said Ms Antat.

She added that the children of the school have shown great enthusiasm towards the nursery as the shade house will greatly help in making better use of garden space while producing maximum plants.

On her part, Mrs Karunakaran stated that this project aims to help students in their social, academic and economic development as well as assist the school with its environment-based projects.

She added that food security is important especially during the economic setback we are facing caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and school gardens will encourage students to engage in the activity and consider farming as a career choice in the future

Altogether the club has provided 11 schools with a functioning nursery. This was done through a process where each school would pitch a project to the club and whichever met the necessary criteria was given R10,000 to fund their green house.

“Agriculture is a part of life and not simply for farmers. This project will help them develop gardening skills as well as raise awareness towards protecting the environment,” said Mrs Karunakaran.

The donation has been gladly received and much appreciated by both students and teachers.

The accompanying photographs show guests touring the nursery.

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