Environmental Legacy Programme “Raising environmentally conscious future leaders”

The Environmental Legacy programme is a schools – based programme that addresses environmental issues and provides support to the learners through hands on environmental activities. The programme aims to influence the perception of young people towards their natural environment and to develop environmental skills at grassroots, to ensure environmentally conscious future leaders.

The programme also aims to facilitate the greening of schools to provide learners with a healthy and beautiful learning environment.

Current Projects

Sustainable Permaculture Food Garden – Fumisukoma Primary School, Motherwell, EC

The Fumisukoma Primary School is based in Port Elizabeth. The school has 1500 learners who are fed one meal a day through the school’s feeding scheme. The food garden development has many benefits for the school, these includes:

  • Providing nutritious vegetables to the school kitchen for the leaner’s meals, thus improving their learning ability;
  • Transforming school grounds which were previously used as a waste dump, this addresses environmental issues, such as preventing pollution and makes better use of space;
  • As the learner – based Environmental Club is involved in managing the food garden learners have developed permaculture food gardening skills which are environmentally friendly, as well as softer skills such as working as a team and time management.
  • Some of the excess produce is sold to generate income, this helps in developing entrepreneurial skills.

The long – term objective of this project is to expand into other environmental focus areas such as waste management, water conservation and school greening.

Project Funder: Peakers Operations

Supported by Cargo Compass PE and Supacrush

Citizen – based Water Quality monitoring in the Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy

This Water Research Commission funded project is investigating the incorporation of citizen science tools used to assess and monitor water quality into the Integrated Water Quality Management Strategy of the National Department of Water and Sanitation. i4WATER is providing expertise as a broad – scale implementing agent in the development of community – based projects that incorporate the use of citizen science tools into long – term water quality monitoring programmes.

Project Funder: Water Research Commission