Malaysia: School's urban farm project instils discipline in pupils and generates income

A Setapak primary school's out-of-the-box approach to discipline its pupils has succeeded in yielding multiple gains for the educational institution.

Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Jalan Ayer Panas' urban farming initiative called Cityfarm has almost completely resolved the school's disciplinary issues, mainly pertaining to pupils coming to school late.

Not only that, its successful cultivation of rock melon using the fertigation system has garnered the attention of various other institutions.

"Cityfarm is a two-in-one initiative. It teaches our pupils to be disciplined and also gives them the opportunity to learn about agriculture. In fact, some of them have even started gardening at home. Their parents and the local community here have also shown an interest in the programme and are involved in it as well."



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