The majority of children who come to Flying Kites have previously suffered from ill health and malnutrition, and early efforts to promote wellness require an integrative approach to intervention. The Flying Kites school currently serves three meals a day to students from the community (breakfast, lunch and mid-day snack). As we break ground on our 10 Classroom Academic Building and prepare to meet the needs of 180 students, we turn our attention to securing financial support for our new multpurpose cafeteria and teacher training center. The cafeteria will provide our students with the fuel they need to fulfill their potential, in and out of the classrooms.
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 school. Our 2017 Farm Expansion will introduce fish-farming, bee keeping and bamboo cultivation in order to introduce new possibilities for self-sufficiency at our school.
Agriculture is the single most important contributor to the economy and lifestyle of people living in rural Kenya. Our students will have daily opportunities to enrich their knowledge of farming and livestock, including exposure to new techniques and sustainable food sources that could help improve the standards of nutrition and promote new sources of income for their families and neighbors.