We are thrilled to see Pears Partner JustSpirulina, a program which began in Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium school in Tel Aviv, has been featured on the local news.
In 2013, a philosophy discussion lamenting the fact millions of people around the world were suffering from malnutrition led the students to research the subject and discover spirulina could be a solution, but it is very expensive in it’s usually available form.
“Five grams of dehydrated spirulina powder a day for a month can really take a child from a state of terrible malnutrition and return them to health,” student Miki Sabir-Kadmon said.
So the school ordered some spirulina and developed a methodology to produce it cheaply and efficiently. Since then, older students have passed on their knowledge to the younger students and the methods have helped set up local spirulina production in South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
You can read the full article here and watch the videos related to the project below: