Food for Learning

The Edulink Project – Food for Learning: linking youth education, food security and life skills with nature, led by our partner Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR), is established at the Center for Sustainable Development in the Winelands Biosphere Reserve from the Western Cape in Franschhoek, South Africa.


The “EDULINK: Food for Learning” project, which takes place in the Franschhoek region, focuses on education about sustainable development, safeguarding biodiversity, respecting water resources, energy conservation and the environment by organizing ecological workshops and trips for high school students and by offering an “ecological guide” training for young school dropouts and/or young unemployed people. The need to protect these resources for future generations has been identified as crucial to the long-term viability of the region. The goal of CWBR is therefore to create an environment where people can live in harmony with nature, with each other and with businesses achieving a long-term benefit for all. CWBR strives to be a site of excellence that explores and demonstrates approaches to conservation and sustainable development on a regional scale.

This project involves the planting of food support trees in slums, schools and rural areas. The goal is to increase food security. A nursery has been set up to produce cuttings of native and fruit trees.

The project also provides for the construction of an “Early Childhood Development” educational center with a kitchen, toilets, a playground and a garden for around 80 children aged 2 to 5 living in the Franschhoek squattercamp.

This project, limited to two years, expires in June 2018 and has a total budget of €178,681.09.

Contact: Pierre Hornick, Michèle Wolter


The project “EDULINK: Food for Learning” is entering its second phase with this new project. Just like the first project, it focuses on a sustainable, developing education, in protecting biodiversity, in respecting water-found resources and in the conservation of both energy and the environment.

We have added a new element to our activities: the creation of protected workshops for young individuals with learning difficulties, accomplished with the close collaboration of our partner, Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve with the association, Care Career Connections.

The current project, limited to three years, will finish in June of 2021 and has a total budget of 365.034,04€.

Contacts: Pierre Hornick, Michèle Wolter