Sibling with: Slow Food Gastrikland Convivium, SwedenThe St. Camillus Orphans and Vulnerable Children Care Centre is located in in the Mohale's Hoek region of Lesotho. It is a community based organization for orphaned and vulnerable children, home-based care patients and caregivers. The centre provides a warm, safe, accepting environment for HIV impacted people to meet, socialize, receive counselling and testing, and learn new income-generating skills. It supports youth with after-school activities, tuition support, provisions and essentials. The centre also works to provide food security by teaching nutrition and agricultural techniques at the household level and also conducts HIV education through youth workshops and home-based care workshops.
The centre has 3 gardens.
Two of the gardens have been planted to produce traditional, nutritious vegetables for sale to the community which will provide the centre needed income to sustain ourselves and reduce dependency on donations.
The tomato garden is a 1,120 m2 field planted with different varieties of tomatoes using conservation agriculture techniques. Irrigation is by sprinkler.
Mohale's Hoek region