A “Jardin Scolaire” for our children

Konbit Pou Potapiman continues on its mission to help develop the commune of Port-a-Piment. With a vision of a better future for our commune, we are proud to share that KPP is supporting a school garden project, a “Jardin Scolaire”, which is being implemented at the “Ecole Nationale de Figuiers”.

Indeed, with the approval of Mr.Jacques Frazil, School Director, and under the guidance of Agronomist Gerdy Francois, the students of 4th, 5th and 6th Année Fondamentale are actively participating in the Jardin Scolaire. They are learning the basics of growing foods, using the garden as an outdoor laboratory.

At a recent visit, we were amazed by the amount of land already tilled, as well as the neat rows of plants of green peppers, cabbage, beets, cabbage, tomatoes, melons, cucumbers and eggplants that the students are tending. Agr. Francois informed us that, at harvest, the vegetables will be used in the school canteen, and students will be provided with seedlings to take home and build their own garden

Last month, Frantz Jean, President of KPP visited the school and had the opportunity to interact with the students. He was pleased to hear them speak of the project. Each class spends two 45 minute sessions per week with Agr. Francois. The teachers are also active participants in the project.

We are truly encouraged by what we have witnessed, and the learning opportunity offered to these children. This type of activity promotes a healthy lifestyle; helps our children to be conscious of their environment, encourages hands-on learning and promotes the skills of communication, teamwork and patience.

On behalf of the KPP board of directors, we express our sincere gratitude to Director  Jacques Frazil, for his understanding and his engagement to the students.

And a special Thank You goes to Agronomist Gerdy Francois for his dedication, patience and discipline.

Hats off! Chapo Ba!

(For a contribution to this specific project, please feel free to contact us: potapiman@yahoo.com or call us at 516-270-6144)

 

 

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