Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) has teamed with CP Foundation for Rural Life and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce - Bangkok (JCC) to implement the “Raising Layer for Student's Lunch” Project to help children at Wiang Hao Wittaya School in Chiang Rai Province for improved nutrition and self-sufficiency.
Tawin Tasai, Director of Wiang Hao Witthaya School, said the school area was occupied with out-of-class education activities including organic vegetable plots and layers house aimed at strengthening learning by doing, especially in agriculture, among the students and therefore applied for the school lunch project.
Wiang Hao Witthaya School joined this project in 2022. A layer house, farming equipment, and the first batch of layer hen and animal feed were provided to the school. Moreover, CP Foods and the foundation also share expertise in farm management and provide consultation to school. This has helped the school to run the egg farms with profit.
The egg farm began operation in late October 2022 with 100 hens. This little layer house produces around 90 eggs per day, feeding 125 students from kindergarten to Grade 9. The house is managed by 18 students from Grade 5 and 6 who feed the animals, clean the layer house, and collect eggs daily.
The project also encouraged students to embrace the Circular Economy principle. Chicken manure from the project is turned into a biofertilizer for vegetables that students grow. Moreover, the profit made from both chicken and vegetable farms are being used to fund the school's agricultural project.
For 35 years, “Raising Layer for Student's Lunch” Project has helped 180,000 students from 930 schools across the nation to access quality protein sources.
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