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Goat Dairy project at Lenana Girls HS: A report

Last year Village Volunteers helped raise funds to establish a goat dairy farm at Lenana Girls High School (Kitale, Kenya) through the annual WASSA Thanksgiving Day Dance, held in Seattle, WA. Thanks to generous donations, Common Ground for Africa (the umbrella organization under which comes Lenana HS) was able to construct a dairy shade on school premises, […]

Recent Successes with the SiSi Fund in Western Kenya

By Joshua Machinga Kitale, Kenya: Last year Elizabeth Namaswa received a small-business loan of $200 from one of Village Volunteers’ alumni volunteers, which she invested in the green banana farming project in her village near Kitale. This project, started by Common Ground for Africa (CGA), is helping develop a strong banana farming sector in and […]

Blair’s volunteering experience at a Nepalese farm

By Blair Sando My ten-week visit to Nepal was nothing short of remarkable … and I have Mountain View Eco Farm to thank for that.  Though my journey to Nepal was not easy, after a few short days I began to really dive in to my role on the farm. I began to learn more […]

Lenana Girls’ High School: A critical & effective response to a multi-pronged problem

BY JOSHUA MACHINGA Common Ground for Africa (CGA) started Lenana Girls High School (LGHS) to help provide quality education for bright, motivated Kenyan girls, who otherwise would not have access to secondary education due to extreme poverty, helping them, their families and their communities find a pathway out of poverty. LGHS’s mission is to provide […]

Education is my life – A journey that led to the Sirua Aulo Academy

By Emmanuel Leina Tasur John Dewey said “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.” How true that is. I strongly believe that education in whatever form is a lifelong quest and no one should ever be tired of learning until their day here ends. This is the story of my lifelong quest […]

Soil matters: An undervalued life support system

By Joshua Machinga The chronic diseases of our era—from heart disease and diabetes to cancer and obesity—have their roots in nutrition. But it’s easily overlooked that nutrition has its roots in agriculture, in the very soil the food is grown in. Healthy soil grows healthy food, and healthy food makes for healthy people, and healthy […]

The ‘S’ word, and why we choose to use it

A while back an article in The Guardian posed the question – ‘Is “sustainability” going the way of “eco” and “green”?’ The newspaper spurred its readers to tweet and poll on ‘#sustywords’ that invoke eye-rolling, and ‘sustainability’ was grouped with banal words like ‘green’, ‘eco-efficiency’, ‘renewable’ and ‘ecochic.’ For this blog post when I searched the phrase ‘sustainability cliché’, […]

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