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This week there are lots of exciting developments at Maarifa centres.  In Laikipia, Laikipia West secondary schools benefitted from a very successful harambee (fundraiser) in which over KSH 7 million was raised. No doubt the attendance of Mr. Nicholas Biwott greatly contributed to the success of this endeavour.

Meanwhile in Ndhiwa, the team visited the KK Self Help Group, who are located in Nyarongi Division, South Kaganda in Ralang' Village. The group is made up of 30 members (19 women and 11 men) and they engage in various agricultural activities including brick-making and bee-keeping. The group received training and the opportunity to insure their farms from the Kilimo Salama Plus team, as well as the opportunity to suggest further training ideas.

And from Mutomo comes a video testimony about the free ICT training from Mr. Kioko Kisuni, a 26-year-old youth and the secretary of Mola Mathina Support Group. Watch as he explains how will utilize his newly acquired skills.

Finally, Mr. Lodaro, a farmer in Nguruman demonstrated how he has benefitted from visiting the Maarifa centre and reading of publications such as Joto Afrika. Due to what he has learnt, he is currently implementing agri-sivilculture on his farm- a system of farming whereby one integrates tree and crop planting, and has experienced several benefits including reduced resource costs and labour inputs.   

Keep up with the individual Maarifa blogs to read more news about the communities. The full list of Maarifa blogs can be found here.