Weekly Updates

What Makes You Happy?

85% of the people in this world hate their jobs. Yes – 85%! When you look around, 9 out of 10 of your neighbors are spending 9 hours a day doing something they hate. At CIS, we do things that we enjoy, and we are driven by heart. Who traveled 7 hours from one city to another within a day and …

CIS Heroes

In August 2018, 3 new blood joined CIS under an industrial attachment program that we have with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: Agwa Brian, Chepkirui Herine and Victor Chege. A lot of doors have been opened because of them. CIS expanded to a new school in Nakuru; CIS have the opportunity to partner with other agricultural societies for …

We don’t plant seeds in the sacks, we plant seeds in the minds

CIS staff conducted a capacity building session with teachers and students with our partner school in Nairobi. The comprehensive training session lasted for 2 days, covering all topics related to sack gardening. To most students living in slum area attending informal private schools, their world is confined to the slum they live in. They lack a role model, and CIS …

Solar 4 Schools!!!

Solar power products have been booming in Kenya for years. There are solar-enabled cell phone charging stations, lightning and radio supply systems in remote Kenya, where electric grid cannot reach. Unfortunately, most such products are targeting households or individuals, very few of them have built a product especially for schools. The one (solar product) we are currently using is for …

Interested in Knowing More About CIS’s Agri-project?

Living in Nairobi, one can never be so sure of the vegetables you take in. With the limited supply of clean water, farmers sometimes use sewage water for planting. At CIS, we partner with private schools on gardening projects. Our harvest comes directly from the school garden, with the minimal amount of fertilizer applied. We partner with local suppliers and …

Kick-Starting Sack Gardening Project in Nakuru

At CIS, we never let ourselves be led by what people want of us. We move, we set the standard, and we lead the niche. Last week, CIS kick-started sack gardening project with SS school, marking our official operation in Nakuru, the 4th largest city in Kenya. Within the following 12 months, CIS will train a new cohort of sack …

The CIS Mindset

If you talk with CIS’s partner schools, you will find it surprising that most of them have launched similar revenue-generating initiatives before CIS came in. Why then, would CIS be able to create value while our partner schools find it hard to excel? Sustainability is at the heart of CIS. Before we implement a project with schools, we spend a …

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 …