Ministry of Education collabs with Jamaican writer about foods security

Jamaica’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Facts is collaborating with foodstuff protection activist, Peter Ivey to get his most up-to-date book, Dasheen Island into the hands of key faculty young children across the island. The digital-only launch to young Jamaicans underscores the Ministry’s commitment to offering mastering products to as a lot of learners as doable though advertising culturally suitable looking at product to younger small children.

Illustrated by Andrew Blake, Dasheen Island follows four key agents from the Mission:FoodPossible Company on a quest to discover their teammate who is missing at sea. Mishaps and experience adhere to the group as they discover about dasheen— an orphan or overlooked foodstuff regarded for its strategic probable to enhance Jamaica’s food security.

“My aim is for Dasheen Island to ignite the creativeness of youngsters even though introducing them to this neglected but strategically important crop. I am grateful to the Ministry for looking at value in this story,” mentioned author Peter Ivey.

The publication of Dasheen Island followed Ivey’s very well-publicized marketing campaign to market dasheen past October. The initiative was spearheaded by his hunger charity, Mission:FoodPossible and resulted in a social media movement that attracted the following of the Ministry of Agriculture, superstar chefs and other influencers, all of whom promoted the hashtag #dasheenMVP.

Constant with the Ministry’s attempts to provide culturally applicable and proper resources for Jamaica’s small children, Dasheen Island was subjected to a rigorous evaluate approach. The guide was found to provide visitors with valuable information on the positive aspects of dasheen, whilst checking out essential social values.

Chief Training Officer, Dr. Kasan Troupe stated, “The Ministry commends Peter Ivey on how properly he intertwined the positive aspects of a person of Jamaica’s neglected meals into an intriguing literary piece for key level children.”

“Through my function with Mission:FoodPossible, I have learnt that one particular of the biggest hurdles to serving healthier meals in key universities across Jamaica is that children just refuse to eat floor provisions, greens and food items that they perceive as ‘boring’ or unfamiliar,” explained Ivey.

He went on, “Dasheen Island and the other approaching is effective in the Foods Securi-Tales Series will aid re-introduce young Jamaicans to foodstuff that play an essential position in Jamaica’s cultural identity and total health and perfectly-staying.”

Kith-Ann Excell, Handling Director of Candlestone Ink Media Household, played a vital role in securing the partnership. Excell is a social entrepreneur who prides herself on supporting like-minded individuals in comparable positions, as very well as fortifying exclusive educational prospects for little ones. “It is an honour to support initiatives these as these that intention to make a distinction, specially in the life of our youngsters. Sensitizing our kids from early about sustainability not only augurs effectively for them, but for our economic climate and modern society at massive,” claimed Excell.

The official start of Dasheen Island takes put nearly on June 30th at 3pm EST. Featured speakers include Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Floyd Green and Deputy Main Education and learning Officer, Mrs. Winnie Berry. The celebration will be streamed stay on the Mission:FoodPossible Fb page in partnership with Academics All set to Teach, Advocate and Renovate (Handle) and the Jamaica Diaspora Northeast, Usa.

Dasheen Island is offered for buy on Amazon at: Dasheen Island