The official launch of the 4K (Agricultural) clubs is slated for June 4, 2021.
The event will take place at Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show Grounds along Ngong Road, Nairobi presided by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Apart from the President, the ceremony will also be attended by Governors, key stakeholders, a section of students and other guests.
4K is an abbreviation of Swahili words Kuungana, Kufanya, Kusaidia Kenya loosely translated as coming together, to act in order to help Kenya.
These clubs used to exist in Kenyan schools initially only to die off in the late 1990s. They were meant to help learners to acquire basic introduction to farming concepts at primary school level. Learners were taught to tender and rear animals.
The Cabinet in February this year approved the reintroduction of the 4K clubs in schools noting they will attract many children to the agricultural.
“The return of the 4-K Clubs will focus on the value chains in the agricultural activities and include other thematic areas namely Environmental Conservation, Healthy Living & Nutrition, Civic Engagement, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
“The 4-K Clubs will provide a holistic approach to positive youth development (PYD) at home, school and the community by building on the strength of the youth as active agents to community development,” said the Ministry of Agriculture.
“This initiative is in line with the Big 4 Agenda, particularly with regard to food and nutrition security, and seeks to incorporate children participation in its rollout and implementation,” added the Ministry.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.