First lady launches urban garden project for children at State House
Fulfilling a promise, First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar yesterday launched the ‘Garden for the Children of Guyana Initiative’ that she hopes will foster healthy eating habits among young people and allow the inner-city youths gardening experiences of their rural counterparts.
The ‘First Garden’ was yesterday launched on State House Lawns to observe International Children’s Day. An area of the lawn has been apportioned for gardening project, where children from three pilot secondary schools, Christ Church, Kingston and St John’s, will join the First Lady in gardening.
At yesterday’s launch, which included a tour of the project, Mrs Ramotar said, “I believe that it is fitting to commemorate International Children’s Day with an initiative that would expose our children and stimulate their interest from an early age, in botany and agriculture.” She used personal experience, noting how …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.