EHF Partners with USAID to Assist the Cedar Valley Primary & Junior High School
Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a 3-year project on Climate Change Adaptation in the rural community of Cedar Valley, St. Thomas. The Project, which will run from 2011-2014, will help some 500 residents – mostly farmers – with climate change adaptation tools and techniques.
One of the beneficiaries of the EHF/USAID Climate Change Project is the Cedar Valley Primary & Junior High School, which received a 650-gallon water tank on June 15, 2012. After conducting surveys of the project area, the EHF Team thought it a wise investment to provide support to the school, which operates an impressive “back-yard” farm. Even more intriguing is the fact that the produce grown, which includes red peas, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, coconut, pepper, among others, goes directly to the school kitchen toward preparing healthy meals for the children.
In light of their relatively poor water supply, the school administration was grateful for the donation of this tank, which will be used to store water for irrigation of the school’s farm.
EHF is pleased to carry out these and other social outreach projects and programmes, in fulfillment of its mandate of “enhancing the quality of people’s lives”.
Caption for image to the right: The Climate Change Team, as well as teachers and students of the Cedar Valley Primary & Junior High School, pose for a picture.
Left (standing): Charlene Nicholson, the school’s Guidance Counselor; Far right: Latoya Aquart, Climate Change Project Manager; second from right: Patina Rankine, Climate Change Project Officer. Front centre (stooping): Dwight Forrester, Climate Change Project Coordinator.
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