CISS’s interventions through schools aims to enhance better understanding of food security and environmental management by getting the pupils, their parents and the whole community involved. These interventions fit within Kenya’s recently revised curriculum. CISS partners with schools and health clubs to create school gardens & agricultural enterprises, and strengthen school-based agricultural programs as well as good hygiene practices.
School Gardens & Agricultural Enterprises
Community Initiative Support Services (CISS) works to impact food security, environmental management and good hygiene practices in the community through primary schools. CISS has works with local and international partners to set up school interventions for improved food security and environmental management. We have implemented school gardens and agricultural practices in 3 counties in Kisumu, Homa-bay and Siaya Counties.
With support from the public sector, and institutions, CISS has the capacity to establish sustainable enterprises in more schools in the country.
CISS collaborates with the school heads, teachers, students, parents, and other stakeholders in the county departments of agriculture, education, and local administration to create awareness and sensitization about this program. The stakeholders help to ensure the success and sustainability of school-based agricultural programs.
41 Schools reached 1,500 Children reached, 41 Kitchen Gardens & agricultural enterprises 200 Teachers reached 15 Stakeholders.