FRUITY TREES FOR FOOD IN SCHOOLS
Over 7 million children (46%) attending public schools as well as those visiting public health facilities come from humble backgrounds and their parents are living below the poverty line.
Fruits are expensive yet our human body especially young learners and the elderly require regular intake of fruits to complement and boost their existing low nutrient-rich diets. Generally, no school or health centre has the financial muscle to purchase fruits for the learners/patients in Kenya.
On the other hand, Kenya has over 35,000 public schools with an estimated 300,000 Hectares of land permanently owned in trust by the schools through the Ministry of Education that are very suitable for growing millions of fruit trees.
We aim to use these spaces to grow millions of fruit trees as a climate change mitigation measure and food and nutrition security strategy. Kenya has over 18 million learners and over 350,000 Teachers and support staff who will benefit from this project if successfully implemented.
Join us and together let's create little Gardens of Eden in our Public Schools and Hospitals to not only feed the Learners but to also support climate action.