A REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
The students at St. Charles Lwanga children Centre and Secondary School are very happy to report on the progress of their agricultural project which they started a month ago. The students started the project with the aim of supplementing their feeding program at the school through the reuse of broken buckets and sacks. The project has made tremendous out come as the students have made several vegetables harvests from the project. This has greatly motivated the students that despite the limited space at the school they can still use their creativity and produce more vegetables for the school.
This week has been a wonderful week at St. Charles Lwanga, for students and the school at large. The school management organized an academic clinic for the senior most classes, where the guardians of the students and the teachers would have a discussion on the students academic performance. The guardians expressed their happiness to the school Director Brother Kennedy and the teachers for the great work they are doing in education and giving moral formation to the students. The students too expressed their gratitude for the many benefits they receive at the school. They were grateful for the quality education, good feeding program, proper medical care, love and care among others they experience at the school. In addition, they expressed their happiness that despite the famine, hiking up the prices of food and the food shortages being experienced in the country, they still enjoy their three meals a day which most families are unable to provide. However, they also expressed some of the challenges such as insufficient desks to sit on and the urgent need for renovation of their classroom floor.
Last month was a very great month for the school as we received visitors from Vermont who shared their warm love with the students for one week. Words are not enough to express our gratitude to Mary Lynn, Marissa and Sam Hagen for the great impact they made in the lives of the students. They inspired the students greatly on how they can practice regeneration agriculture to increase the food production at the school. Sam Hagen held a workshop at the school which involved students from the University of Nairobi and other stakeholders who came up with a three year plan on how the school can increase on the food production.
Brother Kennedy also worked tirelessly with the visitors by organizing different meetings which aimed at increasing the food production at the school. First they held a meeting with Dr. Hillary from the University of Nairobi where they discussed at length how they would use a sustainable development model and education to increase food production in Nairobi St Charles Lwanga and the Vianney school in Homabay-Rodi. (More information on this in a future post.) The model will mainly focus on community education, food systems and public health which are the majors areas that affect people in our societies.
Meeting with the minister for education Homabay County
Later in the week Brother Kennedy traveled with the visitors to Homabay, where they met with the Minister for Education Homabay County, Madam Eunice. They held a meeting discussing the positive impact food production project would make at Rodi in the attainment of the new piece of land. She promised to help in the legal documents required for the implementation of the project.
The week was crowned by a birthday surprise for Brother Kennedy which was well organized by the visitors, at a nice Kenyan hotel, the Carnivore. Laughter took the best share of the visitors as they enjoyed humorous jokes and dinner together with Brother Kennedy. They all wished him a happy life in his Charity work and service to the children.
In conclusion ,we appreciate Brother Kennedy, Mary Lynn, Marissa, Sam Hagen, Inverness County Cares, Chalice Foundation, University of Nairobi students, friends and all the well wishers for their timely and continued support towards the school. Thank you for giving hope of a happy future to the students and the community at large. God Bless you.