Donating school books to help farming communities
Being a social enterprise Agrics naturally values it's social responsibility. Therefore Agrics Tanzania decided to help a local secondary school by donating 62 books.
The Old Shinyanga Secondary School requested Agrics for support. The lack of appropriate school books have a negative effect on the performance of the students. Agrics believes that by helping the young students, we eventually help the whole farming community. Last week Jonathan Kifunda, managing director of Agrics Tanzania, handed over the books to the school.
The students gathered together this afternoon and debated on what the contribution of agriculture can be on eradicating youth unemployment. Agriculture isn't very popular among youngsters, it's been seen as old fashioned and dull, although many of the students agreed on the high potential it actually has. They see that the Agrics activities do empower many farmers, their own parents are the best examples. By making farming actually work youth might change their view on agriculture. Shinyanga government officials already applauded both Agrics and Alizetics for their achievements in doing so.