In the rural districts where Human Practice Foundation operates in Kenya and Nepal, communities are largely dependent on agriculture and families struggle to secure a stable income from their farming activities. Therefore, the risk of parents deprioritizing their children’s education is high. This in turn can result in low enrolment, attendance, and academic performance results, as children then often become involved in agricultural labour at the expense of their schoolwork. Therefore, we Include Agricultural Impact Programmes as part of our Holistic Community Approach to minimize this risk.

Human Practice Foundation’s Impact Programmes are focused on capacity building and income generation targeting the parents of students at Human Practice Foundation’s schools and the surrounding community to ensure that students are supported in their pursuit of a quality education. With our Agricultural Impact Programmes, including a coffee, tea, and a potato/beans programme, we train parents in good agricultural practices, facilitate farmers’ access to high value crops and inputs and connect them to the market. In the long run this will create jobs, economic growth and improve the livelihood of the households in Human Practice Foundation’s school communities. Poverty rates and education levels are highly intertwined issues and therefore, we treat them as such.