28 April 2015

28 April 2015International NGO Haller visits Ace in Kenya!

Haller's tweetRecently, the Ace team in Kenya was paid a special visit from friends at Haller, an international development NGO. Haller works across Kenya and like Ace aims to promote sustainable livelihoods and community led development. As both NGOs promote education, community development and innovative farming techniques, the visit was the perfect opportunity for sharing strategies and learning new skills.

As guests of Ace, the team from Haller was able to visit different project sites and our ongoing work as well as meeting with Ace founders Joanna Waddington and Augustine Wasonga. The Haller’s team visited farms that now provide an income for communities that previously had been severely affected by HIV and AIDS. Haller’s Gideon Amboga was one such representative who visited some of Ace’s model farms to learn more about the Ace approach to self-sufficiency.

In addition, the team paid visits to an Ace-led community group focusing on child rights in the community and dealing with issues ranging from abuse and school absences to rape. Louise Piper and Dany Haller were able to attend a volunteer meeting in Bungoma and engage with community members, learning what the most pressing issues are for such a group.

There was also the chance to meet some of the invaluable Ace Activators, like Beatrice, who help run the Community Livelihood Initiative. These volunteers help make our projects successful by providing training to others in the way that Ace provided training to them.

Overall, we hope the team from Haller enjoyed visiting our sites as much as we enjoyed hosting them! The work Haller does in the region is phenomenal and we hope to further develop this relationship of sharing further in the future.
Haller’s Louise Piper and Dany Haller visit Ace’s community support group Bungoma, Kenya. Here they discuss  topics including children’s rights against abuse, school absences and rape.

Haller_4Haller’s Gideon Amboga, learning about Ace Africa’s model farms in rural western Kenya which provide a range of local and exotic crops to improve community members food and nutritional security.


Beatrice showing the process of the hand-washing systems placed near the kitchens and toilets.