Planting for prizes during covid19 pandemic

The stay-at-home measures seem to work in favour of an NGO as it has embarked on a gardening competition targeted at children to keep them more occupied during the coronavirus pandemic.

I AM Moruga Foundation presents its first annual Kiddies Farm competition which started May 4 and ends on June 30. It is free to children ages three to 18 from Moruga.

"The competition introduces children to agriculture, and it happened to fall in a good time as they are home every day," said one of the organisers, Kerdisha Noel.

"We are seeing children getting up early and watering and looking after their crops. Every week, they will be giving us updates via pictures and/or videos which we post on our Facebook page."

The participants can plant short crops like patchoi, cabbage and ochro.

"Of course, parents and adults would be involved with things like handling the tools and equipment. In the end, we are planning to give out hampers to the children," Noel told Newsday by phone.

The NGO aims at promoting the growth and development of Moruga.

Anyone who wants to register can visit its Facebook page I AM Moruga Foundation.


"Planting for prizes during covid19 pandemic"

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