Lower Kabete School
Thomas is the Seeds for Africa coordinator based in Naiobi. He does a tremendous amount of work with the many schools in and around the city. Work at a number of these schools has been acknowledged by the awarding of certificates. The pictures tell the story Lower Kabete Primary School where the kitchen garden programme is enabling the school children to enjoy fresh vegetables and fruit regularly. Once the garden is established, it does not take very much to maintain production with each season. One of the key elements is to ensure that water storage is provided.It will have cost approximately £1000 to completely equip and train the teachers and children at this school which has over 700 students. Providing healthy food helps ensure that children can concentrate and perform better at school.
Seeds for Africa has been able to give funding to establish this new vegetable garden. Now, fresh vegetables are served most days and there are even enough left over to sell. The profit from the sales is used to buy more seed or extra books.
Seeds for Africa has funded many projects like this in schools. We want to ensure that future generations have the knowledge and skills to care for themselves independently and with a sense of pride and achievement.
Lower Kabete Primary School has demonstrated genuine commitment to this approach and achieved a First Place Award for their efforts in 2009.
Seeds for Africa has recently funded a new initiative at the school to develop a tree nursery which is able to supply many other schools in the same region. This means that the 'middle man' is cut out and we can obtain saplings at a vastly reduced cost. The school makes a small profit as well so everybody benefits from the scheme!
We would love to be able to achieve this kind of initiative in more schools but we need funding to do that. It is money well spent because it is money spent on the future of Africa.
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