Kiborione School was our first ‘Green School’ project, an iniative we hope to spread to all of our supported schools. Seventy Five fruit trees have been planted on a plot next to the school kitchen, to provide students with avocados, oranges, bananas, guavas and mangoes. On the 20th November, over 120 parents helped in digging and planting the trees.
Kamiti Primary School now has free internet available to students in the library and computer rooms. The internet was provided by China Aid and supported by the Star Times TV Channel.
In October 1118 patients were treated at the Gundua Clinic, among those were 254 dental treatments.
Students from the Gundua and Kisima Secondary Schools have also started using the clinic through NHIF cover for secondary school students.
Some members from the Swedish organisation Apotek Hjartat also visited the clinic and offered training to the staff.
Climbing frames for the students have now been constructed at Maritati, Kiborione and Kamiti primary schools.
The newly built library at Maritati Primary School with the first books donated by the Human Practice Foundation.
There were 636 patients who visited the Gundua clinic in August and 3 children born in the maternity unit.
In August, five students from the Gundua Foundation Scholarship Awards received laptops donated by John Baathe and other visitors from Sweden. The students are currently studying in universities around the country.
The school feeding program is running well and the students numbers in the area have increased. Gundua Primary has almost 500 pupils at present.
The annual prize giving and awards ceremony for Gundua Secondary School was held in July. The 3 top students from the 2017 KCSE examination results were awarded Gundua Foundation University Scholarships. The winners were Brian Gatobu, Kevin Muriithi and Winfred Ntinyari - well done!
We were extremly pleased that the Sub-County Director of Education in Buuri, Mr. Njoroge and the Kisima CSO, Mr Mbaabu, were able to attend.
The Kisima/ CGA farmers training and field day was held on the 19th July 2018. The event was a great success with about 1,200 farmers in attendance and 30 exhibitors. Farmers came from Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo, Nyeri and Laikipia Counties. The farm demos were excellent due to the good rains in March.
Feedback from the exhibitors was positive and they were happy with the event preparation, organisation and setup, with some stating that the Kisima Farm Agri-info and Demo site is currently one of the best within the neighbouring counties.
The farmers feedback was also positive and many continued to visit the site after the field day.