Vegetable Picking

- ESTABLISHED IN 2020 - 

GROW

BY ENACTUS EXETER

WELCOME TO GROW

Grow is a charity-based project founded in 2020 by a small group of students at the University of Exeter. Our project aims to alleviate the impacts of climate change in rural Cambodia through the provision of community gardens in Primary schools.

 

These gardens are developed alongside charity partners in Cambodia, and will provide a more sustainable food source and better quality of life for children in rural Cambodia. Our project not only allows children to remain in school, but also incentivise attendance.  

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Sustainable Development Goals

Here at Grow, we aim to tackle 3 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. These are: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, and Quality Education. 

climate

58 million children in Asia live in areas prone to drought, a result of climate change. Flooding and drought cause mass crop failure, resulting in hunger, a rise in child mortality, and loss of income.

economy

Economic problems within Cambodia mean that it is in the top 10 countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change. In 2015, the country lost $1.5 billion – 10% of its GDP – from the negative effects of climate change.

Education

To cope with economic problems and rising food scarcity, children are often taken out of school in order to work, with 250,000 children in rural Cambodia currently not in education. This results in an increase in child mortality due to exhaustion and exploitation.

Health

Sadly, climate disasters often lead to mass migration, which results in overcrowding. This leads to poor water and sanitation conditions, which was made even more detrimental due to the COVID-19 outbreak.