It was a very exciting weekend in Kenya as our Farmers Helping Farmers volunteers and UPEI education students participated in the opening of our newest cookhouse, thanks to the incredible efforts of the Souris Village Feast.
The cookhouse is located at Michaka Primary School – which is twinned with Stratford Elementary School. FHF board member Lydia MacKay is a teacher at Stratford Elementary and the chair of the Education Committee so we are sure this cookhouse is especially exciting for her to share with her students!
FHF board members Carolyn Francis, Wendy MacDonald and Liz Townshend were also on hand to experience the opening of the cookhouse.
Carolyn Francis was at Michaka in July 2015 with the P.E.I.-Kenya Youth Tour and presented a map of the world, on behalf of the students and teachers from Canada who were on that tour.
The students at Michaka also received some books-thanks to the 2016 Farmers Helping Farmers Holiday Campaign.
To finish up the day, girls in the upper grade levels were presented with Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits. They were prepared by Jean Hume and her volunteers in Guelph, Ontario. They will help these girls to be able to stay in school and study when they menstruate, as compared to the past where they often had to miss valuable class time.
Here, three of the UPEI Education students explain to the girls how to use the kits.
It was another weekend of exploring and learning about Kenya for the UPEI Education students.
Asante to all who made this a very special day for Farmers Helping Farmers in Kenya!