Plant Tissue Culture Session with Chepkirui Herine

At CIS we always reach for the top. Having been troubled by pest and disease problems in some of our partner schools, we are now turning into a cutting-edge agri-solution: Plant Tissue Culture. This week, we invite our agricultural associate Chepkirui Herine, to give a 1-minute presentation on Plant Tissue Culture. – Chung (project manager, CIS): So tell me Herine, what is …

Grow with the Best, Grow with CIS

In CIS we not only grow crops, we grow a bunch of passionate students. Since CIS signed off first partnership in 2017, we worked hard to integrate the CIS package into our partner schools’ normal activities. Take an illustration. At Kanyorosha, one of our partner schools in Nairobi – they have students involved in taking care of the plants, day in …

Stay Tuned for CIS’s New Intake!

Too many NGOs’ decisions are driven by a board of management who never visited Kenya, but somewhat ‘know exactly how Kenya works’. In CIS we take Kenyans to manage the projects on the ground. Earlier this month, CIS has taken in 3 new blood from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Agwa, Herine and Brian. They are mainly responsible for managing …

Empower a School, Build a Community

At CIS we believe in getting the locals to work with locals. We hire Kenyan staff to communicate and co-create solutions with partner schools. Over 90% of our ground staff and ground volunteers are Kenyan students / graduates. We empower the youth, so in the future they can make more impact to the country. Upon harvesting, crops are often sold to …

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 …

Voices from Communities

We treasure your humanly feedback and interaction more than every KPI we track. Your appreciation is the best motivation to keep us going, and the best proof that we are contributing to a cause larger than ourselves. Agriculture Am too proud of it – Agwa, Kenya Yea indeed it has saved us a great deal – Sophy, Kenya What you …

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 …