4-H Zimbabwe Foundation Rising Star Academy in Harare Province planted cabbages with the technical assistance from 4-H Zimbabwe secretariat. The school children started planting on their own after demonstration - thus - learn by doing approach. Children will be learning as they do agricultural practical sessions with the assistance from 4-H Zimbabwe Foundation. 4-H Zimbabwe Foundation shall provide the technical and resource support until they have harvested the crop and secure the market. The 4-H Zim Agric - club secretary and Treasurer will record all the donated materials and cost them so that we calculate the profit at the end of the sale - thus the agri-business concept we want to instil in the young generation. The concept will teach young people to consider agriculture as a business hence lure them to participate in the agric sector as we are working towards zero tolerance to hunger.
4-H Zimbabwe has established and launched another school Agric-club in Mashonaland Central (Mazowe District) at Oldbury Primary school. 4-H Zimbabwe Foundation, Vice Chairperson - Mr Collins Chizhande explained to the school children the importance of soil testing and interpret the soil results which was taken from the school garden. The National Director for 4-H Zimbabwe said, "In line with our recently launched 3 - year strategic document we planned to work with school children throughout the country in all ten (10) provinces nurturing and change the attitudes of young generation towards agriculture. School children will be nurtured on best agricultural practices and agri-business concept. School children should appreciate the importance of agriculture hence need for them to be nurtured at a tender age. 4-H Zimbabwe Foundation will work with developmental partners on securing the starter kits for the school gardens and also Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement (Agritex Officers) to provide free guidance and technical advice to the school clubs.
4-H Zimbabwe will facilitate exchange programs for the school children with Young Champion Farmers in respect districts as a way of motivating and inspiring children to consider agriculture as a business, source of living and employment creation.
4-H Zimbabwe Foundation will be launching its three (3) year strategic document on the 15th of November 2019. Major highlights on the thematic areas;
(a) Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security,
(c) Health living and environment,
(d) Global exchange
(e) 4-H Career support.
Inserted by : 4-H Zimbabwe Foundation Information Desk
4-H Zimbabwe Strategic Planning Workshop. Various stakeholders meet today to come up with a 3 year strategy for the organization. In attendance was Child President - HE Jnr Mukudzeishe Madzivire, Zimbabwe Youth Council and various Ministries representatives including Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture Water Climate and Rural Resettlement.
The future of the Youth in Zimbabwe is bright!
4-H Zimbabwe Agriculture school clubs spreads in Zimbabwe!
Best agricultural practise emphasize on the need to understand your soil interms of P.H level and nutrients content for appropriate correct measures. Before planting anything knowing your soil is the best! School children taught the importance of soil testing and we did together the sampling process.
"Learn by doing approach"
4‑H healthy living programs help 4‑H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health. Our programming empowers youth to be healthy – body and mind – with the skills to make healthy decisions and lead healthy lifestyles.
4-H Zimbabwe National Director handing over prizes to the winners at a 4-H Zimbabwe organised schools soccer tournament at Holy Cross High School in Chirumanzu- Zimbabwe.