CIS set its foot first in Homa Bay in 2017. We made it from building a connection through network, to going through a whole vetting and school assessment process. CIS first developed a sack gardening project for our partner school, WKA, in view of the empty backyard in school. It was proved to be a huge success. Following up in 2018, CIS is going to develop an online training platform together with White Kids. It is expected to reduce cost of teaching at the same time increase student engagement rate.
Location: Homa Bay, Kenya
Duration: May 1st, 2017- May 1st, 2018 (Stage 1)
Duration: November 1st, 2018- November 1st, 2019 (Stage 2)
Stage1 – Sack Gardening Project
Focus: Generate revenues
Operation: CIS & Partner school
Products: Kales, Spinage
Result: We invested USD90 in buying sacks and seeds, we provided training to the school and at the end of the pilot, we generated 23% of revenue.
Stage2 – Online Training Platform
Focus: Education resources, innovation & technology
Status: We are currently building an online training platform to retain the knowledge of farming, and to standardize the settings across various partner schools