Agroforestry and school gardening in Kenya, Ngiya

About the Project

Project description


In Kenya, many trees in rural areas are cut down for firewood; this is also the case in Siaya County, where this project is located. This leads to ground erosion, less water storage capacity of the ground and loss of living space for insects and birds. A second problem observed is that in Kenya, school meals are often not affordable, leaving many kids hungry throughout the day. Malnutrition occurs, because not enough healthy fruits are available on the market, and can cause concentration problems in school, health issues and insufficient physical development of kids.

This is where we want to cooperate with Stawisha Africa to solve both problems!


Projektabschluss Ngi'ya

Our approach

The aim of the project is to conserve the environment with agroforestry systems by planting fruit trees on school grounds of different schools with vegetable fields in the shadows between the trees and at the same time provide fruits and vegetables for kids at the schools. Surplus fruits can also be sold at the market to allow the schools a better financial situation to e.g. reduce fees. For a long term conservation of nature, we will also start a tree nursery at areal of Stawisha Africa to allow further agroforestry projects in future. Workshops at different schools about tree planting/gardening will be done by us to transfer knowledge on agroforestry systems. The kids will participate in setting up the school gardens and after the project also be able to care for the plants themselves.

Who profits from the project?

Firstly, kids attending the local schools will profit by getting healthy fruits and vegetables from the school gardens, reducing malnutrition and health issues. Apart from that, knowledge transfer allows them to also start gardening at home. Secondly, the whole region will profit from the possibility to get fruit trees from the tree nursery, allowing also poorer families to start fruit growth for improved nutrient situation. And thirdly, increased tree growth all over the area will reduce ground erosion and other negative effects of the climate change, allowing the region to create a sustainable agriculture and food supply.

Adressed SDGs

Project Team

This project will be planned and carried out by the regional group Rhein-Main in cooperation with Stawisha Africa, an NGO founded in Kenya 2020 to support kids from challenging backgrounds. Stawisha Africa is already partnering with several schools in the area, a long-term cooperation is desired. More information here.


You want to donate to this project?
A direct donation of the trees goes here! Otherwise you can also donate here: Technik ohne Grenzen e.V.
IBAN: DE 28300606010137583290; apoBank
Purpose: KEN 05  



Project number

Project Leader

Franzi Enzmann

Regional Groups

  • Rhein-Main

Project members

Cora Kroner
Kirsten Essig

Project Category



May 2021 - March 2022

Project stage



Stawisha Africa Annual Report 2022


Stawisha Africa Annual Report 2022

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4700 trees for Ngiya


4700 trees for Ngiya

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Project completion Ngi’ya


Project completion Ngi’ya

Projektabschluss Ngi’ya

Project implementation in Kenya starts


Project implementation in Kenya starts

In less than two weeks, our German team will come over to Kenya to finish the implementation of the agroforestry and school garden project together with our partners from Stawisha Africa. The Stawisha team already started with the tree…