2019, a successful year !
The Green Flower Foundation is celebrating its 1st anniversary since the launching of the project in Ethiopia and we are glad to share some key figures with you.
One year ago, we decided to launch our organic agricultural training programme. We welcomed 35 young and motivated students and trained them on how to produce fruit and vegetables in respect with nature. They have discovered the benefits of learning by doing thanks to the work in the garden and to their internships.
2018, was an extremely challenging year as everything had to be build.
Thanks to the energy and motivation of our partners and students, we created an open garden of 1’856 sqm and different house; a nethouse of 180 sqm, a lathouse of 360 sqm and this summer we built a greenhouse, of 288 sqm. These gardens and constructions are very important to protect the growing plants and to enhance the production. The greenhouses also allow us to create cuttings and thus follow the entire life cycle of a plant. A water pump has also been restored to irrigate the fields properly.
We have also implemented English lessons, 3 times a week, for all our students. Indeed, we think that it is very important for our students to speak English to broaden their horizons. Finally, to arouse the curiosity of the students, we have opened a library.
2019 remains a challenging year involving both rewards and surprises. Our first 35 students should have graduated by the end of June 2020, which increases the general belief in our project as well as our partners. Indeed, we are glad to see that the number of students, partners and donators, is increasing every year.
The team is growing
As the project is growing, we require more motivated and talented people to develop the overall project. In 2019, we welcomed 3 new collaborators.