Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees

by The Rahul Kotak Foundation
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees
Environment in Education: Planting 100,000 Trees

Project Report | Mar 22, 2024
Rain, Rain, Come and Stay

By Muskan Singh | Reporting Intern

Backyard of the RKF garden
Backyard of the RKF garden

Greetings and Gratitude from Team RKF!

In our last report, we highlighted additional Climate Action Workshops held with the students of Central Primary. For a detailed overview, click here: From Classrooms to Gardens: More Workshops

In this report, we are pleased to share further updates on our RKF garden and the wait for all the exciting work we are planning to do as we eagerly await the long rain season in Kenya to start. We have also provided a brief overview of updates from our main project and our girls’ empowerment project. And of course our favourite matching campaign, Little by Little!

Waiting on the rainy season 

As schools approach the end of the first term, teachers and students are preparing for end-of-term examinations. To resume our climate action workshops with students and tree planting efforts at school, we are eagerly awaiting the long rain season.

Update from the RKF garden

Any garden is always a piece of work in progress. And our team is continually inspired to better the work we do so that we can continue to offer important lessons to the students we work with. Time and time again, we are also reminded how abundantly nature gives back. We plant one seed and it gives back so much more. Just the other week, we enjoyed a harvest of 4 full bags of sukuma wiki (kales), mustard spinach, lettuce and terere (amaranthus) from the vegetable patches in the mini botanical garden.

A little update from our Main Project: Upgrading Meals at School

Time and time again, we have highlighted the importance of students receiving meals in schools. According to The World Food Programme (WFP), malnutrition in early childhood can lead to cognitive deficits, poor school performance, and reduced productivity later in life. Providing school meals and nutrition interventions can improve school attendance and academic achievement, particularly among girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Students who are part of the program receive two nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) and a fruit at least once a week.

Their menu for the Meals Program is:

Monday: Rice and green grams

Tuesday: Ugali and cabbage/sukuma wiki with a fruit

Wednesday: Chapati and beans

Thursday: Rice and green grams

Friday: Githeri with potatoes

Uji (a highly nutritious, local porridge made out of millets is served every day for breakfast.


Since the start of the program a few weeks ago, 4,090 meals have been served taking the total number of meals served through the RKF Program to 823,868 Meals. And we only hope for this number to continue increasing.

Read the detailed report here: Upgrading The School Meals Program

A little update from our Girls Project: International Women’s Day

On International Women's Day, RKF celebrated with the girls and women of Alendu, engaging in meaningful conversations and emphasizing the importance of supporting girls to reach their full potential. During the event, speakers led discussions on menstrual health and hygiene, encouraging mothers and daughters to share their experiences. Access to menstrual products emerged as a significant challenge, especially for girls like Vivian, who rely on school support as her family struggles financially. To address this, 51 girls received sanitary kits containing reusable pads, panties, soap, tissue paper, and educational booklets, while attending mothers and female guardians received meal packs to support their families.

Read the detailed report here: Alendu Primary: Empowered Women, Empower Women

 

Little by Little: Small Donations, Big Impact

Our favourite Little by Little Matching Campaign is only 3 weeks away. Starting from the 8th of April 2024 to 12th April, GlobalGiving is giving away $200,000 in matching funds by matching 50% of all donations up to $50. 

Please note: this is the only Little by Little Matching Campaign this year and everyone is gearing up to give to RKF as we celebrate the completion of 8 years.

Be a part of this celebration and make a donation that will help us continue running workshops and building green spaces in schools of Kisumu County!

Our propagation station
Our propagation station
Greens coming back after the harvest
Greens coming back after the harvest
Update from Main Project
Update from Main Project
Update from Girls Project
Update from Girls Project
Little By Little is almost here!
Little By Little is almost here!

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By Muskan Singh | Reporting Team

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By Mansi Kotak | Co-Founder & CEO

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Location: Kisumu, Kisumu County - Kenya
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