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Trainer of Trainers workshops/ Champions workshop

The launch of a practical permaculture design course (PPDC) for champions commissioned by Joshua Barasa from Practical permaculture Institute of Kenya recommended through ReSCOPE. Brought some refreshing energy that changed the way SCOPE implements and trains permaculture.

About The Project

The course gives an opportunity for educators, who too become champions and trainers of sustainable food production mainly focusing on redesigning land for food abundance, nutrition enhancement and climate resilience to learn how to do it by doing it.

It is an evaluation of the work carried out in schools by an external evaluator.  The evaluation brings together leaders from schools and communities to be trained and evaluated in permaculture principles and how they are helping schools to meet their real needs of addressing food and malnutrition especially foods rich in micro nutrients.

The training seeks to address the important quality gaps established during the evaluations, which include: designing for water management, recycling of grey water, waste separation at source, designing buffer zones and food forests. These are harmonized and used to develop a training framework that enables the schools to improve training in schools.

The launch of a practical permaculture design course (PPDC) for champions commissioned by Joshua Barasa from Practical permaculture Institute of Kenya recommended through ReSCOPE. Brought some refreshing energy that changed the way SCOPE implements and trains permaculture. With a focus on increasing practical learning from 20% to 80% with evident designs at the end of the workshops.

The PPDC brought together Twenty one (21) participants (Table 1) for a 10 day comprehensive practical permaculture Course for champions held from the 24th of April 2019 to the 3rd of May 2019 at SCOPE Demonstration Center, Mt Hampden Harare. Participants were drawn from Masvingo, Midlands, Bulawayo and Harare province. The course gave an opportunity for educators, who too become champions and trainers of sustainable food production mainly focusing on redesigning land for food abundance, nutrition enhancement and climate resilience to learn how to do it by doing it.

The training managed to address the important quality gaps established during the evaluations, which included: designing for water management, recycling of grey water, waste separation at source, designing buffer zones and food forests. These were harmonized and used to develop a training framework that enabled the schools to improve training in schools.

The course ended with certification of 15 educators as champions in driving food production in 15 schools. Enabling them to spearhead redesigning of landscapes for food abundance, nutrition enhancement and climate resilience with a focus on addressing the needs of learners and become the light house of other schools as well as their communities.