Nelson Mandela Museum and Siyakhana Growth and Development(SGD) are working together to resuscitate and escalate human rights gardens within Mandela footprint.
Siyakhana Growth and Development is an NGO operating in the Mqanduli district with relations with three rural based local schools that are used as models to implement integrated and multidisciplinary methodology to address issues such as nutrition and food security amongst the learners, water, sanitation, energy and infrastructure in schools.
The purpose of this initiative is to encourage youth and community of Qunu to embrace agricultural and to work the soil in order to feed the families. The revival of these human rights gardens will benefit the community of Qunu and Mqanduli. Siyakhana Growth Development will serve as an implementing agency with a responsibility to mentor learners from Qunu J.S.S, Milton Mbekela and Qunu clinic.
The museum will hand-over gardening tools and seedlings to the identified schools and clinic to sustain human rights garden project.
The programme will further allow participating learners from Qunu JSS, Milton Mbekela SSS and community acquiring AgriSETA accredited training and general attendance training in order to sustain their project.
For interviews call Nelson Mandela Museum Senior Manager Public Engagement and Marketing Ms Nontlahla Tandwa @ 047-501 9500/072 791 3493 email Nontlahla@nelsonmandelamuseum.org.za.