Mirema School project
The Mirema School Organic Agriculture Project provides for establishing an organic agriculture greenhouse and open field vegetable plot at Mirema School. Among the benefits for students are: 1) training young people in organic agriculture practices and the relative nutritional and environmental benefits; 2) students gain the foundation of a marketable skill; 3) provides access to the highest quality nutrition for school breakfasts and lunches; 4) training in sound agri-business practices with potential for value added products and services; and 5) stimulates environmental consciousness as all organic practices respect and harmonize with nature and provide insight into the dangers to man and the ecology of chemical farming practices.
The African Hebrew Development Agency and ABI-Organic Agriculture will assist the school by training the students in the production of more nutritious, higher quality organic vegetables that have been proven to increase positive health and behavioral outcomes for the student population.
African Boreholes Initiative Ltd.
AHDA has joined with local Kenyan partners to found ABI for the purpose of providing potable water for those in need. Established in August 2008, ABI makes use of local expertise providing employment and training in a most essential area. To date wells have been dug successfully across the country, from Nairobi, to the Kapenguria Region and beyond. In 2009 ABI successfully completed a borehole project for the Mogotio Girls High School, an all female public boarding secondary school housing 430 girls from the ages of 13-18. By providing a borehole and clean drinking water, ABI will help by making more time for the educational process which will foster intellectual development, resourcefulness and creativity within the school.
Darko Girl’s & Boy’s Secondary School & Darko Orphans
AHDA has partnered with Darko Girl’s Secondary School and Darko Orphans to bring support to at-risk children of Kenya. HIV/AIDS has ravaged many area in Kenya leaving some communities only with the elders and children. AHDA provides technical assistance to agencies to help them maximize their efforts.
Nutrition and Wellness Workshops
No nation can prosper on the backs of an unhealthy people. Many of the illnesses can be avoided through proper nutrition but traditional modalities are failing Africa. AHDA aims to correct the problem through proper nutrition and preventative health practices.
Bio-Organic Farming Training
Current farming techniques have spoiled acres of once arable land throughout the continent. The errant use of harmful agro-chemicals and fertilizers have left the soil barren. Using bio-organic farming practices AHDA helps farmers restore their farms to full productivity and provide the most nutritious fruits and vegetables. This goes a long way is assisting Kenya with food security and famine issues.