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6 weeks in Kenya: a post from UPEI education student Aimee Gillis

by Aimee Gillis Mweru Primary School has been the highlight of my trip to Kenya. The students were always so happy to be at school and learn. The students were also always so appreciative of everything done for them. We were given gifts of fruits and nuts on the daily. The happy faces and eager…
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Twinned school profile: MUUTI-O-NTHUNGURI PRIMARY SCHOOL

MUUTI-O-NTHUNGURI PRIMARY SCHOOL by Salome Ntinyari Farmers Helping Farmers Staff Kenya Muuti-O-Nthunguri primary school is headed by Mr. Gikunda and located approximately 14 kms from Meru town and 5 kms from Kiirua market. This school has been twinned since 2013 with Mt. Stewart Consolidated. [caption id="attachment_1356" align="alignnone" width="300"] Inside the screenhouse[/caption] In this school is…
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Making a school in Kenya disability friendly

FARMERS HELPING FARMERS (FHF) BEGINNING THE WORK OF MAKING A SCHOOL DISABILITY FRIENDLY A team in Kenya in February 2018 assesses the work needed to Make Mitoone Primary Disability Friendly. The School needs ramps to various classrooms, adapted doorways, adapted or new latrines, solid paths especially in the rainy season, special education materials and more for…
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A fun fundraiser for Farmers Helping Farmers –

UPEI Applied Human Sciences students (Foods and Nutrition and Kinesiology) host the first annual “Pie your Prof” on Pi day.   Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world and is an opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie. Student in AHS…
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Saying “asante” and thank you to the supporters of Farmers Helping Farmers

By FHF President Colleen Walton As we roll slowly into the spring, I reflect on the incredible community of supporters of our work with Kenyan Farm families. The annual January trip found 13 volunteers and students in Kenya working as trainers in agriculture, book keeping and dairy herd management. Their efforts enhance the year-round work…
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Cookhouse Women

Photos and text by Maxine Delaney Smoke stings my eyes before they adjust and focus on a face the colour of forest honey, barely visible in the windowless hut. A woman startled by my appearance sits in stop frame; her hands hold a wood handled knife and a freshly dug sweet potato still heavy with…
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Growing the Rotary connection

by Winston Johnston This past January, a number of volunteers from Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF) visited farms in the Nkubu area, about 35 km to the south of Meru.   While in the area, their visits included five schools where water tanks had recently been installed as part of the FHF school program. The farms…
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A hands-on experience at a twinned school in Kenya

by Gerry McQuaid, a long time school twinning teacher making his first trip to Kenya Guy Cudmore and I (Gerry McQuaid) travelled to Kenya with Farmers Helping Farmers this past January. Guy, one of the founding members of FHF, had not been in Kenya in 38 years. This was my first visit. It was exciting…
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Four new cookhouses opened in Kenya in 2018

Guy Cudmore was thrilled to cut the ribbon to officially open the new cookhouse at  Nkando Primary School in early February . Farmers Helping Farmers visitors attended the opening  the three cookhouses in late January and early February.   Each opening was a joyous event attended by parents, teachers, all students as well as the Farmers…
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