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Farm School

Since January 2005 we have found individual sponsorships that have allowed us to relocate children to the Rudolf Steiner Farm School, Mbagathi (on the outskirts of Nairobi) where they have the opportunity to be safe, loved, welcomed and cherished.

The Farm School, is a rural farm school situated in a natural environment of 8 hectares (20 acres), 25kms south of Nairobi. The school is self-sufficient, with its own bore for water, organic vegetable garden and cows to provide fresh milk for the children’s nourishment. Natural medicines are grown in a medicinal garden providing the children with natural remedies eg. crushed extracts of paw-paw seeds are used to treat intestinal worms. The school offers weekly or full time boarding.

African LEAF children boarding at the Farm School allows the extended family to get back on their feet while the children are cared for. Many of these children are now able to return to visit family members on holidays and weekends. Keeping family, community and tribal ties is very important in Kenya.

African LEAF has created and established a valuable link between Kawangware Slum and the Farm School.

To visit the farm School’s website click here:
www.rudolfsteiner.co.ke

click here to see more pics of the school

 

The COVID-19 Crisis in Kenya

EMERGENCY FOOD PROGRAMME 

 The Rudolf Steiner School emergency food programme has been running since 20th April 2020.  Many of the parents have lost their sources of livelihood, and the challenges for those who already were not earning an income is only further enhanced.  It particularly hits the most vulnerable.  Disadvantaged children and their families who live near the school and in Ongata Rongai suburb are issued with food provisions fortnightly or monthly. The School has offered a combination of fresh maize, sweet potatoes, oranges, guavas, greens and milk all from their  farm, and beans, maize meal and oil from a local supplier. 49 families with a total of 77 children have so far benefited from the programme.

From 11th June, the School began to work with their children and their families who live beyond the school’s location. Payments are made to a shop close to their home and the parents collect the food items. They have reached a further 15 families with a total of 32 children.

The programme has successfully served 64 families covering 109 children from the school, who are now assured of a meal during this challenging season and sanitary towels for the girls.  Their offer is intended to support the family in this challenging time; it cannot provide all their needs.

Maize and maize meal, fresh greens and milk, beans, guavas and oil

A parent collecting her food

Food is carefully recorded and signed for by the parent