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.
Click the link below for a PDF version of our Fall 2019 School Twinning Newsletter:
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 October 2020):
Ndunyu Primary - Morell Consolidated School
Michogomone Primary - Mount Stewart Consolidated
Michogomone Secondary - Three Oaks Senior High School
Muruguma Primary - Kensington Sunday School
Nkando Primary - Margate Pastoral Charge
Michaka Primary - Stratford Elementary
Rugetene Secondary - Kinkora Regional High School
Rugetene Primary - Kendellhurst Academy - Ontario
New schools as of 2019
Kibirichia Primary School - East Wiltshire Intermediate
Kiborione - Souris Regional School
Maritati (Mwcheweri) - West Kent Elementary
Murinya Primary - Paul Rowe Junior Senior High School - Manning, Alberta
Ntharogwene - Stonepark Intermediate
2019 Twinned Schools
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 - Ndunyu Primary
Mount Stewart Consolidated - Michogomone Primary
Souris Regional School - Kiirua Primary
Paul Rowe Jr./Sr. High (Alberta) - new twin coming soon
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: firstname.lastname@example.org