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Food for Thought Anniversary

posted 2 Feb 2011, 01:51 by Martyn Goss

Over 60 people, including teachers and children from Devon Schools filled Exeter Cathedral’s Lady Chapel on 31st January 2011.   They were there to celebrate ten years of work of the Food for Thought project, which links local schools with their counterparts in Uganda.  What distinguishes this from other links is the focus on how food is grown, prepared and shared sustainably in the two countries.


There are now thirty-four schools engaged in the project and putting into practice lessons learned from Uganda in their communities here.  For their part, more than 80,000 Ugandan children have been involved and it has made a huge different to growing food for themselves.


Food for Thought is run from the Global Centre in Exeter as part of the work of Devon Development Educatiion. It is now hoped to expand the work to other schools in the South West, with primary schools already signed up from Dorset and Cornwall.


Martyn Goss, Director of the Council for Church and Society, said the Food for Thought project was exemplary:  “It is making such a difference to children (and adults) learning practical skills which are fundamental to life.  Our human relationship with the Earth is frequently fractured but this is a project which heals that brokenness in such a pragmatic way.”
Food for Thought was initiated by Devon Churches Green Action in 2000.


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