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    Passing down Rabia's love of all things gardening

    Day 197

    Generation to Generation

    Today, we’re back with Rabia, the teacher at one of our non-formal school in the outskirts of Islamabad called Shah Allah Ditta. We’ve spent our time with Rabia in such awe of her work — the way that she’s able to care for her students, while also tending to her family’s farm and taking care of aging family members.

    It was all pretty amazing!

    So even though we had gotten some tools for her to use in her garden and help it grow, we wanted to go a little further, help her achieve a little more…

    “I learned to garden from my father, so gardening is in my genes,” Rabia told me. “My grandfather also gardened, but not many children now are learning how. It’s a dying tradition and art, and I would love to teach my students.”

    To get this student garden started, we bought seeds, small tools like trowels and forks, watering cans, and more. We made sure that there was a variety of fruits and vegetables that the students could get excited about, and that there were enough tools for each of them.

    Now, Rabia can more easily pass down her love of gardening, from generation to generation.

    This change made possible by Mankind Is My Business

     

    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food, and identity while working on her MA. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 on food security and agricultural projects across our countries. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

     

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