We need to raise 45,000 USD to purchase a farm. As we begin to plan for our campus expansion, we need to secure an additional three acres of land, adjacent to our current site. The new property will be used to construct additional classrooms in addition to hosting a large farm that will supplement much of the food needed for our school feeding program. This farm will help Flying Kites provide nutritious daily meals to 180 students, in a sustainable way. As we currently do on our first site, we plan to raise chickens, cows and rabbits
Adults who were malnourished as children earn at least 20% less, on average, than those who weren't.
The majority of children who come to live at our home have previously suffered from ill health and malnutrition, and early efforts to combat stunting require a holistic approach to intervention. As part of our commitment to health and sustainability, we cultivate large farms on both of our Njabini sites to provide fresh produce for our home and school. The children participate widely in both farms and enjoy caring for our chickens, sheep and rabbits. Our dairy initiative provides milk for both the students (and staff) at our school and home. Our cows are housed in a nongrazing unit, whereby their manure powers our kitchen through biogas technology, reducing our reliance on kerosene and firewood.
However, we have quickly grown-out of the farm we currently have on our school site (it is less than one third of an acre), and we need to be able to serve a greater number of children by securing more land.
We are actively fundraising to purchase a three-acre farm (connected to our current campus) in order to begin construction on our classrooms, as well as begin farming to provide immediate benefit to the students and community we serve.