May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life.
– Pope Francis, World Day of Peace 2017
Asante sana/Erokamano..thank you! In our garden…
With help from local community, children are really taking care of their garden…competing for “best garden”!
Principal Madame Carolyn addresses the student. Cactus blooms after one day of rain. “Vero’s Garden” (bottom right) planted by the students, filled with Flowers/Pumpkins.
A beautiful day.
Amazing, amazing. Today we opened the Peace Garden at St Paul’s School Abwao in Kisumu Kenya. KenGen was there supporting the children with their presence, and with much needed new trees to plant…
From KenGen, Benta, Were (pronounced Where-Eh in Canadian, the Luo word for God), Veronica and Mr O planting trees!
KenGen also donated a mountain of sodas…the children will never forget this day!
Home-made toys…Class 2 line up for sodas…teacher direct traffic…and then, we pray.
Planting the agro-friendly trees:
Finally mastered the Jembe! In comparison to a Canadian shovel, it’s much faster and once you get into a rhythm you can quickly plow a field.
Working up a sweat! Madame Carolyn (Principal) and Deputy Luke – visit me with the Jambe in the Shamba!
Okay, I admit No. 1 Sacre Verte supporter, Paul O, did the hard digging today!
Mr. O approves of our work!
Satisfying result. Beds read to plant seeds.
The women who look after the children who live at “Small Home”.
Where the magic happens! Stirring the porridge for the students:
A common Kenyan symbol, in jewellery, decoration etc: