We implemented the school garden project in Tarata, Toco, Arbieto, and Vacas in Cochabamba. The gardens serve as an educational space for teachers, students, and their families, who are involved in their management. They follow an agro-ecological approach and benefit around 1,066 children from seven primary schools. Moreover, we implement irrigation systems.

Our school garden program in Cochabamba has a pedagogical, ecological, cultural, and human rights promotion approach. It is capable of developing pedagogical processes in socio-productive education with the revival of ancestral Quechua knowledge on food security. The gardens are worked on in schools, which are strategic actors in the promotion of gender equality.

This program is aligned with the Avelino Siñani-Elizardo Pérez Education Law, which includes productive and community education in schools, and with the new 2025 Government Agenda, which aims to eradicate extreme poverty on the strength of a development concept based on Good Living typical of the country’s original cultures, which believe in humans living as a community and in harmony with their surrounding environment.

We work with, among others, teachers, schoolchildren, families, local authorities, and health centers, on the belief that education must contribute to social transformation to enhance the capabilities of the entire educational community.

In 2019, we implemented sprinkler and trickle irrigation systems to improve production of food, which is then delivered to five school canteens.

Location: Tarata, Toco, Arbieto, and Vacas

Beneficiaries: 1,066 students from seven primary schools, teachers, and families

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