New Possibilities for KGVI Students

  • Written by: Tafadzwa Mazviba

The ZDDT Horticultural School has embarked on a unique initiative this year by welcoming a cohort of students with disabilities from the King George VI School, along with their outreach parents.

This intake marks a significant departure from previous sessions, aiming to empower individuals often excluded from agricultural opportunities due to their disabilities.

This programme is a testament to the power of inclusivity and the potential for positive change within the agricultural landscape.

Traditionally, farming and agricultural pursuits have been inaccessible for many individuals with disabilities. However, the ZDDT Horticultural School actively challenges this narrative by providing a tailored learning environment that caters to diverse needs.

The programme leverages innovative techniques like raised bed and bucket gardening, allowing students to engage in cultivation despite physical limitations.

The curriculum goes beyond basic gardening techniques, encompassing crucial aspects of crop management and the business dynamics of agriculture. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to cultivate a variety of vegetables and herbs, fostering a deeper understanding of the agricultural process.

The outreach parents are also actively involved, receiving training alongside their children. This collaborative approach ensures that families can work together to create sustainable gardens and potentially even start small-scale agricultural ventures.