Enhanced community capital from primary school feeding and agroforestry program in Kenya
David Borish, Nia King, Bwaliro Primary School, Kenya ; Cate Dewey, Department of Population Medicine, Canada
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 52, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This case study examines the impact of the Bwaliro Primary School feeding and agroforestry program on the human, financial, natural, and social capitals of the surrounding Bwaliro community in western Kenya. Additional to the targeted improvements in attendance and educational performance, program spillover effects likely included enhanced child health, community agroforestry knowledge, increased tree planting and diversity of crops and trees, saved household income, and improved relations within the family unit and among community members. Participants suggested that increasing the community's capacity to contribute to and collaborate with the school is necessary for program sustenance and for further community development.
Borish, D., King, N. & Dewey, C. (2017). Enhanced community capital from primary school feeding and agroforestry program in Kenya. International Journal of Educational Development, 52(1), 10-18. Elsevier Ltd.