Hydroponics: The CIS Innovation

CIS always rides on the latest trend. After a successful sack gardening pilot with our partner school, we have launched another agri-innovation package – Hydroponics Farming. Constrained by space and time? Hydroponics is the saver! This soil-less farming technique is a niche business among young farmers in Kenya. Hydroponics work with water-system and require minimal supervision. With local expertise, CIS …

Annual Agricultural Training

Need more agri-support, or publicity for your school? This coming August 2018, together with our partner Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, CIS is organizing a annual agricultural workshop for all partner schools. The training workshop covers innovative farming skills under CIS programs, also mitigates in relation to previous challenges our partner schools have faced. CIS typically offers 3 in-house …

Nakuru, Kenya

Agri-Innovation In July 2018, Nakuru became the third city in Kenya where we set foot on. Our partner school, SS, is completely new to farming yet has the will to sustain financially. CIS offers a hydroponic farming program tailored to the school’s situation, where we have agricultural experts to set up the soilless system and continually monitor the progress. Under …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 6 – the Last Words

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-12-03   Basics of interviewee Name of interviewee: Zoe Zhao Volunteer duration: 2016.5- 2016.9 Volunteer ID: 025326   Does this volunteering experience mean anything to you? There is a common crossing point to every experience we had, that is, ‘getting to know yourself’. Be it everyday work, be it vocational travel, the …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 5 – The Stranger

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-11-12 Basics of interviewee The author of this article is Emma, who is a CIS volunteer since inception. The following is an excerpt taken from Emma’s diary during her work in Kenya.   Emma’s Diary Get up early in the morning, hopping on matatu. I am rushing to the city centre, to …

First-hand Africa Experience| Blog 3 – Pack and Go

Thank you for your support to CIS! Original 2017-09-22   Basics of interviewee Name of interviewee: Zoe Zhao Volunteer duration: 2016.5- 2016.9 Volunteer ID: 025326       Author: Hi Zoe, this week let’s talk about visa and luggage. Still remember how did you arrange for visa?   Zoe: I was doing a ‘Mou Bao’ visa (Chinese slang). I did …