W.I.S.H is practical
Children learn better by doing and getting more involved in consultation and decision making. Children get involved in sports activities and make create “talking spaces” through sign posts to remind them of some virtues
Consultations with teachers
W.I.S.H is about instilling soft skills required to live and work well with others. In order for W.I.S.H to be sustainable and add value to academic excellence, teachers get involved in consultations on how best to make it better and further, continue mentoring children in class and in their everydays life in school.
Promoting service to others
W.I.S.H encourages children, even in their limitations of living a difficult life themselves, that they can still reach out to the less privileged members of their community through community service. W.I.S.H agrees with this statement “no one is too rich not to receive and too poor to give”. We can all make a contribution and a difference.
W.I.S.H incorporates the whole school to make portable gardens of vegetables
Students and teachers of Makonjemare primary school are trained how to plant vegetables in portable gardens for food security at school and in their homes
September 2018 – W.I.S.H program feeding the school
The school garden is flourishing with cabbages, Moringa plants and guava trees. Kales and tomatoes are at their final harvesting stage. W.I.S.H students are very proud of this achievement.
In the W.I.S.H program at Makonjemare primary school, in Kilifi, Kenya, the children and the teachers longed for a school garden that will help improve the nutrition of the school community. During W.I.S.H sessions, children are provided with a meal and they are very proud that they can now add green, healthy vegetables to their meal.
Children and teachers have also acquired skills they require to replicate the project of planting nutritious vegetables at their homes and within their community. The learning aspect of this project is that skills can be transferred.
The school is now planting Moringa trees (The miracle tree) which will add variety to their vegetable menu.