What is Adopt a school, Plant a fruit, Feed a child!?
This is a Friends of the Valley (FOTV) program launched in 2016, which:
Targets communities along the Kerio Valley-Kenya, and the surrounding counties
Allows Friends of the Valley to choose a school or church or a community of their choice back in Kenya, and support to grow fruits
For those in the U.S., they can donate funds (minimum $250.00 through FOTV and qualify for federal tax deductions), and choose the type of fruits to plant
Next Steps after the donation:
FOTV will ask that the donor identifies the contact person at their chosen school (Head Teacher), church (patrons/pastors) or community (village elders/leaders), who will then assist with the logistics when the time to plant comes
FOTV will also link the leaders at the chosen institutions with FOTV-Kenya Community Based Organization (CBO) officials, who will then be responsible for executing the program in Kenya.
The schools/churches/communities must commit to ensure that fruits are taken care of by : watering/fencing/weeding
FOTV-Kenya and FOTV- will commit to tracking the fruits survival rate until the first harvest. The schools/churches/communities with the help of the donors, will need to provide quarterly updates
FOTV will publish the quarterly survival rates logs and announce publicly in the media, i.e. Kass FM, which should create accountability and encouragement
FOTV will stop tracking the survival rate after the first harvest