FRUIT TREE PROJECT
This is a programme that brings fruit tree orchards to schoolyards, improving the environment around schools while creating a source of tasty nutritious snacks for decades to come in Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet Counties in Kenya. We chose fruit trees because of their environmental, health and economic benefits.
Baringo and Elgeyo Marakwet fall under arid and semi-arid lands which face regular and prolonged droughts every year. During these periods, people (especially children) suffer from acute malnutrition and starvation.
The project aims at establishing 200 orchards in 200 schools with at least 200 fruit trees each of different types. Not only will our schoolyard fruit orchards help the environment and improving nutrition among the children but they also give teachers an excuse to hold class outside when it’s time for science lessons.