After a long absence (sorry!), I’m back to inform you all of my new project that I’m thrilled for.
There is a local center for street kids in the town I currently am stationed in. A modestly sized group (about 17) live in the center and about 15 more come in during the days to learn and eat and play. The center is owned by a UK based organization and I’m so thankful they were open and supportive to my idea.
We’re initiating a five-month project to teach the children sustainable food security and nutrition practices. Through a combination of theory and practice, we hope to promote permanent behavior change by equipping the children with a thorough set of knowledge and skills so that they continue to practice what they learn throughout their lives and also teach others.
We just completed our compost pile this week – here’s the link to some pics https://picasaweb.google.com/ajbisesi/MakingCompostPile?authkey=Gv1sRgCO_F8_ff_en1OA
We make our nursery next week and then we have a little more than a month to prepare and learn before the rains come, which will be God’s sign that it’s time to plant! haha. Once we start harvesting, we’ll teach about healthy food preparation and nutrition and prepare some meals together.
And of course, there will be drawing, poetry, mud sculpting, drama, journals, and other fun teaching methods along the way!
Looking forward to this. I will make sure to continue posting pics.
Hope all is well with everyone. I’ll be taking a month home leave in October (which I assume most of you know about from my mother already). Would love to see everyone and anyone I can.