The example of the school garden at the Five Star School shows how well the schools in the slum understand how to integrate important life skills into their lessons.
Since 2009, principal Charles has been encouraging his students to plant trees and other small plants on the school grounds. Through exchanges with other CIFEFA schools in Nairobi, Charles learns a lot about urban agriculture. He passes on his skills to the students and they are so enthusiastic that they are pushing the project forward with great commitment. The success can be seen – vegetables are cultivated all year round on an area of about 55 m². The small piece of land is divided into sections, and in each section a different type of vegetable grows, such as kale, spinach, peas, onions and many local vegetables such as Terere, Managu, Seveve or Saga.