Earth in Common
We hold the purse strings of a 21-school project funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Innovation Fund. This project (in the Rumphi District) is named after one of our partners (Living Trees of Livingstonia) and is aimed at providing water and toilet facilities, at enabling the schools to grow food to provide their pupils with breakfasts, and at helping them earn an income from growing some commercial crops too, to help improve their facilities. These should all help to increase school attendance (not least that of girls), which is also an aim. Other partners are Thrive Scotland (the originator of the project) and the University of Livingstonia. Our own input is informed by the principles of food sovereignty. We would also like to establish links between the schools in this project and schools in Leith, Edinburgh, with which we also work, as we seek to promote responsible global citizenship.