Olenguruone, Kenya

Four Crofting Connections schools have been awarded funding by the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms to host exchange teacher visits with four Kenyan schools, using food growing in the school gardens as a starting point for learning about local food production and for delivering Learning for Sustainability and Global Citizenship. Both projects recognise the need to retain population in remote rural areas, by helping pupils to acquire the knowledge and skills required to live and work in their own communities.
The project aims to establish connections between Crofting Connections schools and NECOFA Kenya schools in order to increase understanding among Scottish and Kenyan pupils, teachers and the wider community of global citizenship, sustainable development, international education and education for citizenship.

In June 2015 Agnes Salim and Nancy Kirui came to visit Shetland and in September / October Gina Scanlan went on the return visit to Kenya.IMG_8960 Justus, Samwell, Nancy, Ruttoh HT and teachers, school garden sm

IMG_8952 Olenguruone school garden sm

IMG_8944 Gina Teaching in Olenguruone sm

IMG_8850 School Garden Mark Mara school sm

IMG_8841 Class 8 view sm

IMG_8760 Necofa Office Samwel, Claire & I

Justus Ruttoh and Agnes Salim who visited Shetland in June 2015
Justus Ruttoh and Agnes Salim who visited Shetland in June 2015

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