SOYA BEANS FARMING AS A CASH CROP IN NAKURU COUNTY:

As VICDA keeps on empowering small scale farmers in the rural areas,this time around the farmers are growing soya beans versus sunflower as a crop rotation to maintain soil nutrients. Soya beans is another type of cash crop whose demand is very high with a low supply in the Kenya local manufacturing market. The crop takes 3 months in Lemolo and Solai areas in Nakuru county since the weather is warmer than some other parts of Kenya. The harvesting season will be in the next 2 months. VICDA has already signed a contract with some manufacturers for a ready available market for the farmers produce under Lomas Marketing Cooperative Society Ltd. In every season, more and more farmers are joining the group.soyabeans 2

soya beans

NEXT SCHOOL PROJECT; SAFINA HAJI PRIMARY SCHOOL AT HAJI FARM IN SUBUKIA,FEBRUARY,2015:

The contractor and his team has moved to the new school construction site where the construction of the new Safina Haji Primary School has started. The School is located in Subukia Constituency in Nakuru County in Kenya. Haji Farm community are part of the families who were resettled by the Kenya government in year 2013 after post election violence in early 2008 and the land has no any social amenities(schools,toilets,water,health facility) in place; The nearest school in this area is 12 kilometers(8 miles) away. Currently the community has converted a dilapidated old farm house as a school as per the picture below:
Students at Safina Haji School;

Students at Safina Haji School;

CONSTRUCTION OF SUNDET PRIMARY SCHOOL AT LEMOLO B FEBRUARY,2015:

Its all joy and jubilation for the kids and community at Lemolo B after completion of 8 classrooms which we started constructing in August,2014.

The kids were studying under a chanty which has exposure to the sun and rain.

They have finally settled in their new school with new desks as the joy flow in their hearts. Currently there are 427 students in the school; Thank you to VICDA funder WTA,Canada.

New school building

New school building

New School Building

New School Building

Students in their new classrooms with new seats.

Students in their new classrooms with new seats.

Students in their new classrooms with new seats.

Students in their new classrooms with new seats.

Kids expressing their joy for the new school:

Kids expressing their joy for the new school:

K.I.D.S. INITIATIVES,CANADA, PROJECTS:

KIENI HIV/AIDS Women Group in Nyeri,Kenya April,2014 & January,2015:

The group benefited with medicine,food and spirulina supplements. The group have been struggling with medication and the right diet for their patients which has caused an increased in the number of unnecessary deaths.

Spirulina supplement have been able to boost the patients body immunity is a very high rate which is from bed-ridden to  healthy working individuals.

Two donations distributed in April,2014 and January,2015;

Our next project is to build a Resource Center and empower the group through businesses;

Medical Donation At KIENI HIV GROUP
KIENI FIGHTERS
Mama Tunza Children Orphanage in Ngong,Kenya December,2014:

The orphanage benefited with a water pump and grinding machine.

The water pump is being used to pump the water from the source to the greenhouse within the orphanage which was donated by K.I.D.S Initiatives in April,2013 as a source of children nutrients and income for the orphanage.

The grinding machine is to be used for labeling of cloth designs done by the orphanage where the buying of the sewing machines were also facilitated by VICDA through a cash donation from K.I.D.S Initiatives in April,2013.

mama tunza machines
Lemolo A Water Harvesting Project at Kimugul Primary School in Nakuru,Kenya January,2015:

Installation of water harvesting project at Kimugul Primary School where the water is being used by children for school feeding program,drinking and cleanliness.

This area is completely dry and has been lacking water. The water project is making a big impact to the children in school;

Our next project in the school is to implement Irrigation farming within the school where we have set aside 3 acres to be utilized for the purpose of sustainable school feeding program where the implementation will take place from month of April,2015;

Water Project

Shalom Primary School in Nakuru,Kenya Construction of 8 Additional Toilets April & December,2014:
Shalom Primary School  benefited with 8 additional toilets from K.I.D.S. Initiatives in the year 2014. The school is having a total number of 561 children where initially the boys and girls had 4 toilets respectively. The additional of  8 more toilets(4 for girls & 4 for boys) have been provided  to meet the school demand based on the number of students in school.

Shalom Toilets Blocks

Shalom Toilets Block

Donated a Green House to Ndia-ini Primary School in Nairobi,Kenya:
A green house has been donated to this school to support the school feeding program for the children;The School has also benefited with a water tank to be used for the greenhouse purpose.
Ndia-ini school green house

VICDA participates in International Social Commitment (CICS) in Mexico

Having a chat with Mexico city governor

Having a chat with Governor of Mexico City

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Inaugurating the Photo Expo at the Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Having a chat with former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

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The last week of September 2014, Anahuac University, one of the most recognized private universities in Mexico because of the social impact, in its 50 anniversary developed an Internacional Social Commitment Congress, CICS, which had the goal to encourage young people to be the change makers the society needs

Key Note Speakers such as SG Kofi Annan, Dr. Patch Adams and Maickel Melamed from Venezuela, gave the 3 days that the Congress last, their testimony of how they had change the world and how young people can do it so.

In behalf of Kenyan international social organizations, Irene Wairimu was able to participate in the Cics in Mexico City to talk about her experience founding Vicda and how they had been changing the reality of Kenya and the way the world perceives Africa, offering them an integral opportunity to volunteer in Kenya.
One of the cultural activities that were part of the Cics was a photographic exhibition of the experience of being a volunteer in Kenya.
Where we print the emotions, feelings of each volunteer in this unique experience.

Made by Marco Perez and Joanne Joloy

“Nosotros hacemos lo posible… Y Dios lo imposible..”

67 Mexican Volunteers Come to Kenya

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67 Anáhuac University Volunteers from Mexico arrived in Kenya to work with VICDA on 31st May. Their two weeks in the country was primarily spent in Nakuru, working on projects for the Lemolo Community.
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volunteers 4The group arrived at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyata Airport and headed straight to Nakuru where they volunteered on different VICDA projects for a duration of two weeks in Lemolo Community. The groups consisted of students from different education grounds, lecturers and coordinators. Volunteers were able to participate in different project such 2 week medical camps, teaching in school both Lemolo A and B, digging trenches and connecting water pipes, digging pit latrine toilets, construction, cooking in schools and sports with children and youths. A lot was achieved during their two weeks volunteering and they enjoyed every moment working in the community.
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Irene Wairimu also received an award from Anáhuac on behalf of VICDA for all of the positive community work the we have been able to accomplish. The trip and award ceremony was a part of Anáhuac University’s 50 year Jubilee celebration.
Certificate of Recognisation
Irene will travel to Mexico for an international congress in September where she has been invited to deliver a speech about VICDA and community work in Kenya.