Children in Full-Circle Learning’s original pilot program conducted wisdom exchanges with a school inCameroon as early as the mid-1990s. Later, in 2018, after a broader teacher training held at Heritage International School, high school students planned their own Advocacy project.
Rising temperatures had increased the incidence of crop-ravaging pests, resulting in dire food insecurity in the farming community. The students reasoned that the skills learned in their chemistry class could benefit the community. They and students in other schools developed organic pest control methods and introduced them at the farms, experimenting with the solutions. The farmers experienced a bumper crop. Their next goal was to invent an even simple, more cost-effective organic pest control solutions. They saw their studies bear fruit, along
with the plants!