The Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has launched an Integrated Environment Schools Project, a brain child of the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, at St Noah College in Marange, making the school the eighth in the country and the first in Manicaland to be a beneficiary of the programme.
The school project seeks to engage schools by the ministry, through its parastatals, the Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) and the Forestry Commission, to promote integration of underlying sustainable environmental management projects for food security and income generation.
The Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Cde Prisca Mupfumira commended the schools for being champions of environment through embracing the integrated environment schools project.
“We want children to be self-sufficient, to produce and substitute basic commodities, such as launching their own bakery in order to get rid of some of these unscrupulous price increases. So we are very happy with what is happening at St Noah College and we hope other schools will come and learn from them. The provincial heads from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education will be championing the project to other schools in their respective provinces,” she said.
Minister Mupfumira toured the different projects at the college including a nutritional garden, land fill, aquaculture project and woodlands.
The school has embraced education with production, which is being promoted by the new curriculum so as to empower students from a tender age.