Girls Government Charity GardenFebruary 8, 2016 2:16 pm
In July of 2015, however, JBFC’s young leaders in Girls Government and high school students from Bronxville High School worked together on something new. Over the course of two weeks, these young leaders from two very different parts of the world came together to identify an issue in our Kitongo community, brainstorm possible solutions, and implement a plan.
With the arrival of volunteers from Bronxville High School, we saw an opportunity to not only teach both groups more about teamwork and leadership but to also take the girls’ community involvement to another level.
Six months later, the Girls Government Charity Garden was able to donate 18 kilograms (nearly 40 pounds!) of fresh produce to a nearby church.
Over the past six months the girls have spent hours tilling, planting, weeding, watering, and now harvesting their garden. After spending an hour of harvesting a combination of eggplant, kale, and corn, we were able to call the pastor from the local church and hand over the 40 pounds of produce. He then took the fresh produce to families from his congregation, who are currently in need.
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