Sustainable Agriculture in Western Kenya

Good Work News, December 2008

On November 16th, Rachel Awour and Rose Ong’ech from Ugunja Community Resource Centre (UCRC) presented a workshop on sustainable agriculture at the Queen Street Commons Cafe. Rachel, an agricultural extension worker at UCRC, was invited to Canada to accept an award from the Farm Radio Network for her radio script that teaches listeners about sustainable agriculture.

Rose has spent the last year enrolled in the Peace and Conflict Diploma program at Conrad Grebel. Rose has benefited from generous scholarships raised locally and hospitality offered by Friends of Ugunja to make her studies possible. Her presence has benefitted the partnership between UCRC and The Working Centre. Rose also completed the Diploma in Local Democracy which she received with 15 other graduates on October 26th 2008. Rose heads back to Ugunja at the end of December, where she looks forward to applying the skills of Peace and Conflict in her community development work at UCRC.

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