MCC Photo/Jodi Mikalachki

After attending a workshop for science teachers from four schools in Kenya supported by MCC’s Global Family education program, Patrick Esuu, center, began working with students at Mathare Menno Kids to build a garden in the only spare soil he could find at school – this spot between the kitchen and wall surrounding the school compound. 

“Being a science teacher, I need to be resourceful. I teach in a crowded town area with no space for plants to grow. The workshop was in Kiambu, a rural area. So I collected some plants out there that we use to teach during science lesson. For the pupils, they are just names. They need to see these plants to do well on their examinations, but also to respect the environment, to develop genuine interest in plants and to build curiosity about them.”

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