We are very excited to be building a new kitchen with the help of the Primrose Trust. Our old kitchen was a big improvement on the tree that we started cooking under, and it has served us well, but we have wanted and needed some more serious kitchen facilities for years.
Good food is such an important part of our school. Keeping the children healthy through food is the first step in helping them get a good education. It is also important to educate the children, and the wider community, about nutrition. Particularly as their traditional diet is becoming almost impossible to maintain. The new school kitchen will have room for home economics classes for the children as well as adult education programs.
If we’d had this kitchen last year, when we were feeding up to a hundred children a day during the drought, every bodies lives would have been much easier. We all hope that situation will never happen again, but the truth is that with the changes to the local climate and rapidly increasing population across northern Kenya, food crisis are likely to increase. Next time, with the new facitlities, we will be better prepared to deal with it.
We send a big thank you to the Primrose Trust for making this project happen.