True Grasses' sustainability initiatives are critical for continuing development. 

School Shop-canteen

The School operates a small shop where students and staff get small essential groceries since students are required to stay within the school compound and they are no nearby stores. In addition, canteen with outdoor areas has been built where students can eat and drink something during the break.

Purpose of the School Shop-canteen project:

  • Offer a service to the Grassland school students, Staff, surrounding schools and the community.
  • Provide 'hospitality' training skills to students and interested members from the community with a special focus on girls and teenage mothers.
  • Generate extra income for the school

 

The chicken project

With a fund from Anhart Foundation, a local chicken barn was built to house 1000 chickens. Though we started with 100 chickens to gain experience and learn from the mistakes. We now have chickens in various stages and the chicken species is a cross between the local and other species chosen on egg and meat production.

Purpose of the chicken projects:

  • Educating and training Grassland school students
  • Generate extra income for the school.
  • Feed school students and staff.

 

The cow project

The school has 5 acres of farm land which is enough to graze at least two cows and two calves. We have one heifer with plan to grow to two with sole purpose to provide milk and manure for the school farmland.

Purpose of the cow projects:

  • Train students in livestock keeping.
  • Generate extra income for the school.
  • Feed school students and staff.

 

School Farm Project

The school sits on 8 acres of fertile land which can be used to grow all kinds of different crops, trees, vegetables and fruit. The school has planned to be able to harvest healthy food all year round and save on food purchases. The farm Land products are not only for school consumption but sale to local markets and nearby Dar Es Salaam city. Since Grassland School is a hands-on school with the aim to ensure self-sufficiency, the school eats what it produces and all students and staff support participate in the production of food. The School farm has chili peppers, green leafy vegetables, okra, papaya trees, mango and orange trees, cashew nut trees, sweet potatoes and cassava gardens that are available throughout the year.

Purpose of the School Farm Project:

  • Student training as part of a fixed training program for student for environmental awareness and healthy living.
  • Generate extra income for the school.
  • Feed school students and staff.

 

School Guest house.

With our school guest house being build we hope we can welcome you within the next year and for us to say Karibu Sana: Guests can than stay with True Grasses in our comfortable and safe guest house while they are in Tanzania. Funds from this help pay fees for our young teenage girls. You can help us change a life by staying with us even just for a night. Grasslands guest house gives you the opportunity to be ushered in, meet and interact with some of our amazing students turned community advocates.
Besides a school guest house, Simon organises tours both in Tanzania as well as Uganda where a percentage of the proceeds goes to sponsoring girl students so they can go to school and thus as an extra income for the school. If you are planning to travel our way, make sure to visit our website: www.truegrasses-safaris.com


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