Several games and educational tools have been developed to raise awareness of the benefits of fruit and vegetables produced in the garden.

Most of them are based on memory games, whose cards can be used for different learning sessions depending on the age (the cards can be used hidden or face up for example)

For the youngest children, the game is based on the recognition of fruit and vegetables (knowing the name of the fruit, recognising it open and closed, classifying them by colour and size).

In elementary school, these visuals are used to fill in a food pyramid to learn about daily nutritional needs and the different food families.

Other tools have been developed for secondary school students and also for adults, that can be used during their medical visits to better understand the link between health and food. A series of cards and posters present the nutritional value of some thirty foods and the daily needs of the human body in order to stay healthy.

Another series of tools presents the impact of an unbalanced diet on health and the means to remedy it by adopting a healthy diet.

A whole section on infant and pregnant women’s health has also been developed in French and English for distribution in West and Southern Africa.

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Collection of educational games

Dessine l’Espoir has developed a collection of educational games about gardening and the environment. To make them easier to handle, the association has asked the women of Eswatini to make the bags, hand-embroidered with the name of the games and … Read More

Fruit and Vegetable Games at the Petits Princes School, Rufisque, Senegal

The new pedagogical games developed within the framework of Transjardins were shared with the school of Les Petits Princes in Rufisque. A memory game combines two different visuals: one of open fruit and one of closed fruit. A game of … Read More

The face memory game at the Petits Princes school, Rufisque, Senegal

Following the exhibition “Nature en Ville” with the children of the Petits Princes school in Rufisque, Designing Hope made a memory game. It was particularly appreciated by the children, as recognising their friends helps them remember the location of the … Read More

Discovering the Baobab fruit in Senegal

The Baobab is one of the most majestic trees of Africa, very present in Senegal. Its fruit, which is called “monkey bread”, has multiple virtues. It is 2.5 times richer in vitamin C than an orange, contains 2.5 times more … Read More

Cashew nuts in the garden of Malem wok wok, Dawady, Senegal

On the garden of Malem wok wok, discovery of a cashew tree. One recognizes the shape of its fruit: the cashew nut.

Nutrition game at Yagma, Burkina Faso

A set of 12 posters designed by The Ivory Foundation on health and nutrition was given to the Yagma middle school science teacher, along with a set of educational cards. This material can be used as a pedagogical support, but … Read More

Kitchen in the canteen of St Paul’s school

Thanks to the greenhouse, the canteen of St Paul’s school benefits from an important and regular supply of fresh vegetables. These vegetables are used daily for the preparation of meals in accompaniment of the pap (traditional cornmeal) for the 200 … Read More

Creation of a memory game for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing St Paul’s School

We are currently in the process of developing a memory game about gardening, that would be suitable for deaf and hard of hearing children in St Paul’s School. First, children must find the sign language visual corresponding to the vegetable. … Read More

Our memory game, olfactory version!

The children took advantage of their visit to the garden this afternoon to inaugurate our herb game! This is a Memory game, but the cards to be turned over are replaced by small boxes to be opened. Each one has … Read More

Cooking class in St Monica

The young people of St Monica’s farm find themselves for the first time independent, in charge of preparing their meals. The Ivory Foundation first covers their needs in basic products (oil, cornmeal, lentils and vegetables not available in the garden … Read More

Board games

During extracurricular times, Designing Hope organizes activities with children in kindergarten and elementary school. Today, discover the “game of Goose” of Biodiversity, developed by Designing Hope.

Pedagogical dominoes in Lesotho

An educational domino game was designed by Designing Hope in order to introduce the diversity of vegetables to children from an early age. Designed by an artist from Koudougou in Burkina Faso, this game, painted on metal, conquered the deaf … Read More

Pedagogical board games in Laafi

The children of St Paul’s School for Deaf received games designed by Designing Hope and made in France and Burkina Faso. First, they received a game of goose biodiversity that is played with cards and pawns moving on trail printed … Read More

The Transgarden food pyramid at Bercy school

Designing Hope has designed a game around the food pyramid, with the aim of introducing the youngest to the principles of balanced nutrition. With a set of metal cards made in Burkina Faso and painted by an artist from the … Read More

The Transgarden memory game at Saint Paul School

s part of the project Classes Communicantes, a memory game was made by craftsmen in Burkina Faso. This game has been duplicated and sent to the different centers for which Transjardins has developed educational gardens. This memory, on the theme … Read More

Distribution of the book of recipes

Created by Designing Hope with Joseph Fonseca, an international volunteer based in Roosboom for 2 years, this book brings together recipes inspired by simple traditional cooking using vegetables from the garden. Its aims at encouraging the consumption of fresh vegetables … Read More

Evolution of Chaya Cuttings

In the space of 2 years, Chaya’s 20 cm cut has become a real bush (right in the photo), which provides leaves for cooking, and can be generously duplicated itself for other projects. This month, cuttings were sent to South … Read More

Traditional recipe book 

With an international volunteer (Peace Corps) in place for 2 years in Roosboom, Designing Hope has developed a recipe book inspired by traditional meals. Recipes are selected based on the vegetables they use, and the ability to produce them in … Read More

Moringa Oleifera

Plant with many virtues, it has great nutritional values. Moringa leaves are richer in vitamins, minerals and protein than most vegetables. In addition it contains twice as much calcium and protein as milk, vitamins C as oranges, as much potassium … Read More

Presentation of Designing Hope’s Agriculture program in Swaziland

Designing Hope’s coordinator in Swaziland presenting the importance of good nutrition through home gardens, especially in a country largely affected by HIV and AIDS.

Nutrition poster

This poster was the first document produced by Designing Hope addressing the subject of nutrition.