Project to equip students with urban farming skills

|     Danial Norjidi     |

THE Science, Technology and Environment Partnership Centre (STEP Centre), Ministry of Education (MoE) held an equipment handover ceremony for the Green School Gardening (GSG) Project to 12 government secondary schools at the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Agro-Technology Campus in Kampong Wasan on January 24 and 26.

Acting Head of STEP Centre, MoE Pengiran Hajah Mas Joliwane binti Pengiran Haji Tejudin handed over the equipment supplies to teachers from selected schools. Officers from IBTE Agro-Technology Campus and STEP Centre were also present.

The ceremony was followed by a series of workshop sessions conducted by the officers from IBTE Agro-Technology Campus. This was aimed at training the teachers through practical activities to construct and maintain the vertical hydroponic system, prior to the implementation of the project in schools.

The GSG programme will be conducted in secondary schools as an extracurricular activity to develop skills and interest in urban farming. It will also serve as a platform to promote physical activities via gardening and raise awareness on the importance of a healthy eating culture, through the consumption of vegetables within the school community, especially students.

Additional activities with embedded elements of entrepreneurship will also be conducted.

Teachers during the workshop. – MOE