Harvesting the Maize

On Thursday, September 12th, the students from the UAACC day school along with the older children from our Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home, went to our shamba and harvested all 6 acres of maize that they had planted in March. Be brought back two truck loads of corn that are now drying down by the children’s home.

Students from the day school harvesting corn.

Students from the day school harvesting corn.

Students from the day school and children from our children's home working together.

Students from the day school and children from our children’s home working together.

Even Mzee Chris, our operations manager, helped harvest the corn.

Even Mzee Chris, our operations manager, helped harvest the corn.

And some of our volunteers.

And some of our volunteers.

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Winnie and Halima working hard ;)

Winnie and Halima working hard 😉

The maize is ready to take back to the center.

The maize is ready to take back to the center.

Students unloading the first truck load.

Students unloading the first truck load.

The store room after one truck load.

The store room after one truck load.

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Part way through the second truck load.

Part way through the second truck load.

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Students and teachers working together to unload the maize.

Students and teachers working together to unload the maize.

Unloading the maize.

Unloading the maize.

The result of all our hard work today!

The result of all our hard work today!

Finally resting after the long day.

Finally resting after the long day.

Our hardworking team of students and children.

Our hardworking team of students and children.

Mzee Pete took all of the children to his favorite Chinese restaurant in town to celebrate the successful harvest. We were able to share this celebration with our good friend Kay Trotman, founder of Destined to Travel, who is always supporting our programs. The children had a great time going to town, eating Chinese food and spending time with Kay.

Hanging out with Kay in the Red Onion.

Hanging out with Kay in the Red Onion.

Mwajabu and Jacqueline

Mwajabu and Jacqueline

Hawa, Joyce and Winnie being cool

Hawa, Joyce and Winnie being cool

Jacqueline, Happiness and Miriam hamming it up.

Jacqueline, Happiness and Miriam hamming it up.

Left to Right: Elia, Queen, Omari, Kay, Mzee Pete

Left to Right: Elia, Queen, Omari, Kay, Mzee Pete

Left to Right: Happiness, Miriam, Faraja

Left to Right: Happiness, Miriam, Faraja

Left to Right: Faraja, Winnie, Hawa, Joyce

Left to Right: Faraja, Winnie, Hawa, Joyce

Left to Right: Ayubu, Joshua, Baraka

Left to Right: Ayubu, Joshua, Baraka

Soon we will de-husk the corn. More pictures to come.

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