The sack gardens project in Kangemi non-formal schools was designed by Kangemi Resource Centre (KRC) working under Orphelins
Sans Frontières East Africa. The main objective was to improve the food situation in Kangemi by supporting KRC and selected schools
to produce their own vegetables to supplement their school meals through multi-storey sack gardening. KRC has succeeded to positively
impact the community by making them more self-reliant and also by building their farming capacities.
School children have formed agriculture clubs and each member has become very active in sack gardens activities such as setting up the sack garden, planting, watering, pest and disease control. The children are now able to get regular meals at school. They are also able to sell the excess vegetables to get additional income for other needs. Communities around the schools with the sack gardens have
Nestlé EAR head office employees support the KRC as part of their employee volunteering initiative. We have made several visits
to the centre to make donations and also volunteer our time to play games, read and interact with the children. The employees also
participated in setting up sack gardens in one of the schools benefitting from the program. 5 sack gardens were donated to ten schools in Kangemi