Education and learning doesn’t only take place in the classroom. Sunday school children at Christian Community Church have been getting hands-on experience in growing crops in the past few months. The children were allocated a plot of land within the IGF compound and were involved in digging and preparing it for the planting of sweet potatoes. As the sweet potatoes have been growing, the children have been tending to the garden, weeding it, and checking growth and progress.
Farming and growing food items is still so vital to survival in northern Uganda, so learning these skills are valuable for a self-sufficient future. As a number of children in the Sunday School classes are resident children of IGF, or live within the town, they are learning skills which other children are learning from their parents at home and in the villages.
Having fun while doing something productive and getting hands-on experience – it doesn’t get much better than that!