Two Kenyan Connections events will take place in inverness on Monday 8th June
The Kenyan Connections Conference will take place during the day in the Council chambers and in the evening Scottish Natural Heritage and Crofting Connections host The Elephant in the room, a conversation between cultures in Great Glen House.
Kenyan Connections Conference
Highland Council Chamber, Highland Council HQ, Inverness
June 8th, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
Kenyan Connections is a partnership between NECOFA Kenya and Crofting Connections. This conference is part of a ten-day visit to Scotland by four Kenyan teachers to four Crofting Connections schools in June. It is a CPD opportunity for teachers, as the Scottish and Kenyan partner schools share their learning with other schools.
Speakers include Dr Margaret Bennett, writer, folklorist, singer and broadcaster; Dr Rehema White, lecturer in Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews; Samuel Muhunyu, director of NECOFA Kenya, and Catriona Willis, Global Learning coordinator at Highland One World.
The Elephant in the room, a conversation between cultures
Scottish Natural Heritage and Crofting Connections Invite you to celebrate Kenyan Connections in Great Glen House, Monday June 8th, 6.00-8.30 pm
An evening of conversation with food from Scotland Natural Larder
The Highlands of Kenya and the Highlands of Scotland are both known for their iconic wildlife and their small-scale agricultural holdings - the shambas of Kenya and the crofts of Scotland. Both contribute to the economy of the regions and need to find ways to coexist.
You can read more about Kenyan Connections on our news page.
Kenyan Connections is a partnership between Crofting Connections and NECOFA Kenya School Gardens Initiative which works with rural schools and communities in the Eastern Rift Valley. It has very similar aims to Crofting Connections. This partnership echoes a wider global movement to raise the profile of local small-scale food production all over the world. Read full article: Kenyan Connections
Films from the Crofting In Schools Gathering in Assynt
One of the highlights of Crofting Connections this year has been widening our work in secondary schools, starting with a gathering in Assynt in October 2014, with secondary pupils, teachers and crofters, supported by Crofting Connections and the Scottish Crofting Federation. Nearly a third of these pupils live on working crofts, some in community-owned crofting estates. Over half said they would like to work in their communities after finishing their studies. Read full article: Films from the Crofting In Schools Gathering in Assynt
Crofting Connections is a Scottish Crofting Federation and Soil Association Scotland project.
Phase 2 was launched in January 2013 and will continue until December 2015.