At Twende Kazi Project, we are fully aware that urban farming and gardening programs provide a setting for nutrition and environmental conservation through hands-on learning as a promising strategy for increasing access to fresh food produce.We also know that sustaining the urban agriculture movement and increasing demand for healthy food requires local youth involvement. However, engaging urban youth and maintaining their long-term involvement can be difficult because of the negative perception the youth have got about agriculture.
This is the very reason to why we have come in to transform the negative perception associated with agriculture among communities, youth in particular into a sector which is worthwhile through training and re-branding of young existing farmers into skilled farmers and at the same time making it attractive to new entrants as a worthy investment to counter the challenges related to food security in our communities and world at large.
On addition to what we are already doing, efforts are under way to fully engage interns in January 2020 where our key strategies shall include; providing interns with their own plots of land to cultivate, involving interns in teaching farm skills and meal preparation for volunteers, providing stipends and job skills feedback, and intentional teambuilding within the intern group. All those interested in this program, can write and seek guidance from our Project Coordinator.