When I started helping as a volunteer at the Milman Iattract Academy in Kenya, I hadn't expected such a friendly welcome from ALL of the amazing children, although many of them don't even have food on their tables every day. These challenges they have to face every day don't stop them from showing to you always a big smile and being motivated.
Victor Odula founded a groundbreaking idea fighting the hunger of his students, raising awareness about forestry and support the environmental situation. He has created the "Green School Program". This program support "Nursery Tree" and his students has the task to plant and learn to maintain the fruit trees. This has an enormously positive effect on the topsoil, which provides other plants with more nutrition and supporting likewise wildlife with food and shelter. They also will
learn another objective and so
reducing illegal activities, like
Brief overview about the school with its development and mission:
The late Michael Odula and his wife Jane created the Milman Iattract Academy in 2005, to which they gave nearly all their time and resources. Their mission is to provide the poorest children of Kenya all they need to get a good education, including clean water, food, clothes, protection, and shelter. In the year 2018, Michael suffered stroke and because of his unstable health he handed over the management of the school to his son Victor. Michael later died in February, 2019.
With the help of the workaway
volunteers who come to help in the school, Victor has
school and gave it a new face.
The problem: The makeshif structures: Iron sheet walls
The organization has been registered as a nonprofit and he is struggling to register the school with the Ministry of Education. The school registration is facing challenges for example; the Ministry wants all permanent structures (at the moment Milman Iattract Academy have corrugated iron sheet walls – makeshift). The makeshift structures are not safe for the children and not conducive for learning according to the Ministry of education.
FIVE WALLS more needed
Thanks to previous volunteers who
procured and built three cement walls for the Milman Iattract
Academy, but still FIVE walls more are needed to keep the school from
being closed by the government.
Please help Victor Odula in this noble cause creating future job opportunities and reaching the sustainable development goals by the The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Contact: Victor Odula