Village Feast members, Jolyne Sharkey and Ilse Peters-Ching were excited to open three cookhouses at three schools during the past couple of weeks.
The construction of the cookhouses and the energy efficient cookers were paid for by the Village Feast over the past few years.
The cookhouse is a kitchen where the morning porridge and the lunch stew are prepared and served to the school children. The children’s parents provide the maize and beans for the stew and Farmers Helping Farmers with their partner DFATD support a school garden to produce vegetables for the stew with funds from the Village Feast for the school gardeners wages.
The three schools are all primary schools with over 200 children at each school from nursery to standard 8.
The schools are all twinned with Island schools as follows:
Mitoone Primary School is twinned with West Kent Consolidated School
King’O Primary School is twinned with Gulf Shore Consolidated School
Marinya-a-Ruibi Primary School is twinned with Margate Pastoral Charge
During their time in Kenya Ilse and Jolyne also visited four other cookhouses sponsored by the Village Feast.