We believe that a key failing in traditional education projects is the lack of cohesion between formal education and locational realities. That is why our schools combine education with agricultural training in rural farming communities.
At Wioso SHS, we have a 25 acre organic farm, which was begun in early 2015. The farm not only provides food for our school feeding program, but also forms a vital part of our school syllabus. As well as this, the farm has an 'Agricultural Training Centre', for parents and members of the wider community where they are taught new farming methods, alongside literacy, numeracy and entrepreneurial training. This concept of incorporation is vital to our approach of universal education.
With out partner The Proper Food Project, we have been able to begin to explore the idea of exporting produce form the farm to the European markets, which could generate a very high level of income for the school. Though in its infancy, we intend to expand this approach in late 2018 with a shipment of organic moringa to the UK, with profits being reinvested into AME.”