Umgibe Stop Hidden Hunger
They say the meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. When Ma Joye found her gift in Umgibe Farming, she wasted no time in giving this wonderful gift away to those who just needed a chance in life, who needed someone to say : You, too, matter and you, too, deserve all the love and care that life has to offer.
Umgibe Stop Hidden Hunger is about empowering communities in South Africa towards sustainable and environmentally-sound development through planting crops, growing livestock combined with resource mobilization and skills training. We aim to eradicate poverty, hunger and malnutrition and improve livelihoods and enhance access to quality nutrition, water, shelter, education, health, information technology and equitable income generating opportunities.
We provide holistic, responsive solutions and interventions and set up practical and sustainable projects which will result in long term community development and upliftment and allow participants to reach their full potential.
Dealing with Hidden Hunger in Schools
It takes a Village to Raise a Child
The basic human rights are food, shelter, education and opportunity for the future but most fundamental and urgent is food. The lack of these basic rights has negatively impacted our communities thus resulting in many children suffering.
The levels of hunger are extremely high such that 1 in 5 children go to school hungry.
The above affects mainly girl children. This leads to a high rate of teenage pregnancy because of the “blessers“ phenomenon.
Stop the Hidden Hunger campaign addresses and responds to the challenges experienced by school children, in particular girls. It provides solutions to hunger challenges in schools. It facilitates and promotes self – sufficiency in schools through various agricultural programs.
Umgibe Workshops increase food security and access to nutritional organic vegetables for enrolled children in beneficiary schools, while simultaneously providing opportunities for experiential education for students, teachers, parents and the communities
Two fully equipped growing systems, that provide nutritious vegetables for a meal at school and to take home for families, are donated to each school.