Education  Kenya Project #20898

Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

by Network for Ecofarming in Africa
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Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

Project Report | May 2, 2018
Empower 175 students for food security in Kenya

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

The students have been on holiday since the beginning of April 2018.  Today they resumed for 2nd term studies and we are happy to report that since March it has been raining and students were busy working on their gardens even during the break as they had a schedule of what to do and taking advantage of the rains. We were able to support them with planting materials before they break for April holidays.  They have all planted their crops and their gardens are very nice and they are optimistic that this time round they will enjoy good yields from their gardens.  Most of them will be enjoying vegetables in their lunches as most of them are ready for harvesting.  They are also trying in their small way to do water harvesting during this season to ensure they will have water for irrigation during the dry period even if not much but the water will be useful also for other school purposes. We will be doing fresh trainings on value addition and marketing to equip the students with necessary information and practices on value addition as we realize in most schools those who we had trained earlier have already graduated and not in school now but we are happy that some of them are practicing what they learnt and becoming self-employed even after their studies.  This is very encouraging as they are now practicing agribusiness and they are food secure we will continue encouraging them and assisting them where we can and especially on marketing, value addition and other farming techniques.  At this point we have encouraged them to join youth groups where they can access government loans and youth fund to advance their projects.  As earlier reported, we still want to build capacity of the tutors and students and linking them with the government institutions and especially on available youth opportunities we will have facilitators from ministry of youth affairs and other government institutions to ensure that our youths are well prepared in facing the outside world after their courses.  We are happy to report that this project has been successful and we thank all who have contributed to this success together we have achieved and our youths are more food secure and they have gained a lot of knowledge and skills which will be very useful now and after the learning period.  We are ready to continue with the journey of supporting our youths for a brighter future. 

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Network for Ecofarming in Africa

Location: MOLO, RIFT VALLEY - Kenya
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Network for Ecofarming in Africa
Samuel Muhunyu
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Samuel Muhunyu
Project Leader
MOLO , RIFT VALLEY Kenya

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