Last time we gave you an update on how Purity Kamotho has benefited from the knowledge she receives from the Hand-in-Hands training. Here is the second of two interviews with women who participated in group training about agribusiness, where we will hear about Consolata Njeri:
Last time we gave you an update on how the older students are benefitting from the Hand-in-Hand program, and they are not the only ones gaining knowledge from the ongoing entrepreneurship education. Here is the first of two interviews with women who are participating in group training about agribusiness, starting with Purity Kamotho:
In March, Gundua Foundation, with financial support from the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation started a collaboration with Hand in Hand East Africa. The entrepreneurship education takes place at Gundua Health Center and its first focus is on the target audience youth.
The IKEA Dining Hall funded by both IKEA AB, as well as privately funded by Ingvar Kamprad, is in full function at Ndurumuru Primary School. The students helped carry the benches inside before settling for their first meal in the new dining hall last Monday.
Hand in Hands work in Ex-Lewa is in full swing and so far the project has recruited six training groups with nearly 130 members from the community. In addition, four entrepreneurs' clubs are held with a total of 103 students at Gundua Secondary School since the end of April.
Entrepreneurship is a highly effective skill for generating sustainable job opportunities – especially among women – and thereby creating growth, increased welfare and better general living standards in vulnerable areas. Gundua Foundation, with financial support from the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, has commenced a project that will offer entrepreneurial courses, primarily for aspiring and existing business owners and female students in the area.
Tomorrow, Friday 26th, representatives from one of Gundua Foundation’s benefactors Apotek Hjärtat are arriving in Ex-Lewa for one of their recurring visits to the Health Centre. The topic of this visit is women’s rights and health, an important subject with many benefits.
A new year has begun and with it a new school term. A perfect moment to yet again stress the importance of education for the wellbeing of the human race, never better expressed than through one of Hans Rosling’s inspiring talks.
The world has felt a little different in 2017. That is why making a difference for good is all the more important these days. It is an ever-lasting privilege for us to send our Christmas gift to Gundua Secondary School in Ex-Lewa, Kenya. After 12 years, we are still amazed we are able to support more than 500 school children in pursuing their dreams and ambitions.
It is around 29°C and partially sunny in Kisima today. A warm moisture is left in the air after a couple of weeks of alternating sun and rain where Kisima, at its 2,400 meters above sea level, has a relatively pleasant climate for the region. 20-30 degrees Celsius all year around, with dryer and wetter periods spread. It’s seldom below 10 °C.