School Twinning Projects
Farmers Helping Farmers developed a School Twinning program in 2004 in the areas of the agricultural projects we fund. We began to realize the impact our projects were having on the local schools. Several of our members made a commitment to share what they had learned in Africa with students in Prince Edward Island.
The School Twinning program has expanded to now include 14 schools in Kenya—partnered with schools and Sunday schools on P.E.I., as well as schools in Alberta and Ontario!
Students from each school exchange letters and photos that encourage a better understanding of each other, including different cultures and global issues. These partnerships have given both Island and Kenyan students a greater understanding of each other’s way of life and Island students more appreciation of things they may have taken for granted.
P.E.I. School Twinning partners have improved conditions in each of the Kenyan schools – through the purchase of textbooks, mosquito nets, desks, water tanks, seeds, cementing of classroom floors, glass in windows, and the building of latrines.
The efforts by so many children and youth are really appreciated in each of these schools!
Schools Currently Twinned (as of November 2017):
Kensington United Sunday School - Muruguma Primary
Margate Pastoral Charge - Nkando Primary
Hillcrest United Sunday School - Mweru Primary
Elm Street Elementary - Karaguririo Primary
Three Oaks Senior High - Michogomone Secondary
Gulf Shore Elementary - King’O Primary (Form 1)
West Kent Elementary - Mitoone Primary
Stratford Elementary - Michaka Primary
Morell Consolidated School - Tambaya Primary
Mount Stewart Consolidated - Muuti-O-Nthunguri
Souris Regional School - Kiirua Primary
Paul Rowe Jr./Sr. High (Alberta) - Naari Girls Secondary
Kinkora High - Rugetene Secondary
Kendellhurst Academy (Ontario) - Rugetene Primary
- Interested in learning more about School Twinning?
Please contact the Chair of the Farmers Helping Farmers Education Committee: [email protected]