Jos Wissink

Team member

While visiting Githothua School I met a group of kids who were being punished because they had ‘stolen’ other children’s food. It turned out that they hadn’t had a proper meal for two days. That’s when you start wondering whether something ought to be done. It wasn’t long before we had the idea of building a market garden, a greenhouse and a kitchen, and we got started right away. With this rapid launch I expect that the school will be entirely independent and self-sufficient within two years, and the kids will be getting a meal every day. Whenever I visit Kenya for my work I always drop by the school, to pass on some of my expertise in organisation and technology and to motivate our people there to make this wonderful project a success. Now and in the future.