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MOET School is more than just a primary school ….
The projects outlined here which the school is committed to make it truly unique and enriches the lives of all those involved.
As well as providing elementary education, MOET School encourages children to use locally available resources to sustain their lives e.g. growing crops, keeping poultry, sewing clothes, welding, carpentry, basket-making, cooking. A Life Skills Block has been built to support this training, the school urgently needs extra funds to purchase equipment.
The school invites the guardians of the pupils from the villages, thereby bringing education to the local community.
Links with Schools overseas:
Linking with MOET school fits in well with the 5 outcomes from the ‘Every Child Matters’ initiative, which are universal ambitions for every child and young person, whatever their background or circumstances.
By getting involved with MOET School, awareness amongst children of the importance of all the above is raised.
Over the years a number of schools have shown their support for the school in a variety of ways from sending clothes (uniforms, clothes) and sports equipment to raising money through cake sales, donations from teachers/parents and even a music concert.
Volunteers and Visitors:
Throughout the year MOET School hosts various volunteers and visitors who bring their own special skills to the school for anything from one week to one year.
Anyone wishing to visit the school to learn about teaching techniques, sports enjoyed, singing and gardening and/or permaculture and natural medicine are very welcome.
Accommodation is available nearby at a reasonable rate.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and look at our Volunteers section on the News page for first-hand accounts.
Please also see the News Page for the latest updates on all these projects.
The Outreach Program
What is Permaculture?
The word ‘permaculture’ comes from ‘permanent agriculture’ and ‘permanent culture’ – it is about living lightly on the planet, and making sure that we can sustain human activities for many generations to come, in harmony with nature.
MOET School has offered school and community permaculture training to orphans and vulnerable children, guardians and other Community Based Organisations (CBOs) since 2005.
Training includes: organic farming techniques, nutrition and household food security and environmental education, which involves:
MOET School has achieved much in this area:
Action for Natural Medicine (ANAMED)
This encourages the use of locally available resources to produce different medicines, which can treat a variety of ailments.
This project is fundamental to sustaining health where the average family cannot afford to visit the very expensive local clinic.
Training is offered to communities covering the following areas:
Permaculture and ANAMED were first introduced at MOET in 2001 and 2003 respectively. In 2005 one employee was fully trained to train others. The two programs were combined into one program called the Outreach Program.
Overall this involves training guardians and communities the importance of conserving and the use of natural resources wisely to prevent and ease some of the simple problems faced by the poor rural masses in tropical regions. Organic farming techniques and the use of natural herbal medicine is encouraged to reduce the overdependence of chemical, mono-cropping agriculture and western medicine. As a centre for this Outreach Program MOET school needs to intensify water harvesting campaign and buy more equipment.