Sustainable Primary School (SPS)

Everlasting transformations and solutions for development.

SPS is a development model that aims to promote education, sustainability and empowerment to vulnerable communities through agriculture.

Use Case

Ana has worked all her life in public schools in Kenya, where there is no access to free education. She spent years observing the precarious situation of classrooms and watching children going to school without the access to meals and she always wanted to do something about that. She was recently promoted to Headteacher of a public school in Mugae, a position where she thought she could promote changes. But, she realized how limited are the resources sent by the government to the school: they are not even enough to pay all teachers and the basic meals that supposedly need to be offered to the students. Facing this resources scarcity, Ana needs to find alternative ways to provide food for the children and still invest in the necessary changes to improve the education offered in the school.

Potential

The Sustainable Primary School Model will change the world because it focuses on empowering vulnerable communities from within, in a way that its members will gradually gain ownership over their own development process and, in the long run, no longer depend on any external help. Our model is based on sustainability in all of its three spheres: economic (we will create a source of income generation), social (we will invest heavily in education for the children and training for the adults) and environmental (we will implement a sustainable agriculture system). Through this broad vision of development, we will promote everlasting transformations, giving the members of these communities tools that will allow them to guarantee their own food security now and in the future.

Business Case

Agriculture is the heart of the SPS. We will create a hybrid solution of Aquaponics with an Agroecological and Sustainable Production System (ASPS), both technologies following principles recommended by FAO. Using this transfer of technology, we will implement a sustainable production system, pesticides-free, highly efficient in production and use of natural resources and with low waste, lower risks of external contaminants and higher level of biosafety. The goal is to promote food security for the students and generate income for the community through the sale of the surplus production. It is a solution with a great potential of scalability, because it is highly applicable in hundreds of vulnerable communities in Africa .

Objectives:

  1. To empower the community in the management of their resources and to promote access to education through the income from the agriculture.
  2. To provide a wide variety of food with high nutritional quality for the students.
  3. To introduce new production technologies in rural areas of Kenya.

Team Endeleza

Curitiba, Brazil

Our Team

Our Mission

Ensure that all schools have the means to provide the basic rights of education and adequate nutrition through the development of a sustainable, income-generating agriculture system.

Our Background

Our team is part of a Brazilian NGO called Endeleza, founded in 2012. Since then, Endeleza has been developing projects that garantee education and nutritional meals to children from Meru County, in Kenya, and also empowering and creating jobs in the community. The goal of SPS - Sustainable Primary School - is to develop ways of turning schools with lack of budget and infrastructure into sustainable and secure places that provide safe conditions for a proper education for the children.

Our Team

Our Mission

Ensure that all schools have the means to provide the basic rights of education and adequate nutrition through the development of a sustainable, income-generating agriculture system.Read More

Our Background

Our team is part of a Brazilian NGO called Endeleza, founded in 2012. Since then, Endeleza has been developing projects that garantee education and nutritional meals to children ...Read More

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