SIS TEAM 2019 ARRIVING IN KENYA
Arriving in Kenya on a Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF) project is heart warming.
We arrived – Carolyn Francis, Carolyn (Carly) Thorne, and Liz Townsend – in Nairobi late evening on March 6th about 24 hours after leaving PEI.
We’re here to advance the Safe and Inclusive Schools (SIS) project with educators in the two main districts where FHF works: Mukurwe-ini and Meru.
Following SIS workshops in 2017 and positive evaluation by Kenyan interviewers in 2018, we will engage educators once again in workshops and school visits.
Discussion on safe schools will be about reducing corporal punishment; discussion on inclusive schools will be on on using learning materials and making schools accessible and more disability-friendly.
We were met by Henry, Susan, & Peter from Sportsmen Safaris, and taken to the Nairobi Anglican Guest House for a welcome night’s rest and breakfast. Peter drove us to the Mukurwe-ini home of Gerald and Grace Kariuki whose mixed farm includes cows, hens, banana and macadamia trees, coffee plants, and more. Gerald will be our driver for meetings and two days of teacher workshops.
What a joy to step into warm Kenyan weather after leaving our ever-changing windy, snowy PEI weather!