Kenya’s population has passed the 44 million mark with over 40% living below the poverty line. Many children are going to school hungry. When you are faced with hunger, school becomes a last priority.
Our partners at Grow Biointensive Agriculture Center of Kenya (G-BIACK) in Thika Kenya, are working to change that! Samuel and Peris Nderitu, founders of G-BIACK started a new program this year called “Biointensive Agriculture for Schools” (BAS) to help children learn how to grow organic food, cooking and nutrition. “Children are the key disseminators of technologies. When they learn it from school, there is a likelihood of them taking the knowledge at home.”
Samuel and Peris have 3 schools lined up for the 2016-2017 BAS program: Munyu Mixed Secondary School, Maria Magdalena Special School and Gatuanyaga Primary School. We are fundraising for this program to help provide basic gardening tools, seeds and training materials.
Through our partnership with G-BIACK, we are able to bring about change. Learning to grow their own food will improve children’s and their families’ lives. Kids can spend more time in school, pursue their dreams and earn an income. All of which help fight poverty.