Bernard Mulli

Chairman of the local team

It all begun when I visited Ruiru, Gitothua primary school where food village began its project. The gardens were so well kept that I envied them. Later I never knew whether the same project would be extended to the less fortunate children in machakos.

When the project started in our school, we embraced it with full confidence. With able advice from Ben Wissink, we started and formed a team of six teachers managing the garden. They were so cooperative that they gave me little time for supervision. Within very few months, our school pupils had enough for all meals. The school board of management also supported us and proceeded well. Abigael, the team secretary sends monthly reports to Holland regularly.

Our pupils enjoy the products from the garden and also learnt new skills for future self reliance. Many of the teachers in the school have learnt new skills by use of very small plots. In addition, our school has become a learning resource to all in machakos. The skills learnt by our special needs children prove that disability is not inability. We as members of masaku school are very appreciative because the pupils health has greatly improved.

afbeelding van Bernard Mulli