To celebrate International Development Week 2019, Farmers Helping Farmers is celebrating the people who help make our projects in Kenya possible.
Chef Emily Wells and her team at The Mill in New Glasgow have been cooking up support for education projects in Kenya for more than a decade.
Chef Emily’s Fall Harvest Luncheons have become an important annual fundraiser for Farmers Helping Farmers.
In 2018, the fall feast raised more than $8,500 - a new record!
Chef Emily was named one of P.E.I.'s outstanding volunteers in 2016, at the annual awards ceremony put on by the Voluntary Resource Council.
That year, she surpassed the $50,000 mark, which is an incredible milestone.
Her work helps pre-service teachers from UPEI travel to Kenya for a six week placement in schools in the Meru area, an experience which has enriched their development as educators as well as providing a unique cultural experience for the Kenyan students.
The money is also used for other projects of the Farmers Helping Farmers Education committee, including school feeding programs, and the provision of mosquito nets.
On behalf of all of our partners in Kenya, asante to Chef Emily Wells and her crew for all of their hard work.