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YFCK Membership Numbers To Soar

We value and recognize the substance of YFCK in shaping and training young minds and we will support the Club’s activities throughout the county,” said Rebecca Butalanyi, Uasin Gishu County Director for Education (CDE) during a meeting with Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Eldoret branch officials.

This is one of the many meetings set to be held by ASK with county officials nationwide in a bid to raise awareness of the YFCK and enlist more membership. The Society through YFCK endeavours to inculcate a positive attitude and well founded knowledge in the practice of agriculture as it opens up the youth’s minds to Agribusiness opportunities that can be exploited.

The Society is currently recruiting Young Farmers Club (YFCK) members in secondary schools in Uasin Gishu, Nandi and Keiyo Marakwet counties and will work closely with county governments as it takes on a country wide exercise to sign up more schools into the Club.

YFCK membership and affiliation allows students from the schools to attend all the Agricultural shows countrywide and participate in the Club’s activities such as tree planting, teacher’s conference camping and the National  rally held annually. With devolution in place, more schools are set to participate in these activities soon to be introduced at the county level.

The CDE volunteered to write to schools identified by the society and encourage them to join the club. She promised to a County Quality Assurance Officer (CQASSOS) for the Agriculture Patrons meeting scheduled for 28th March.

She challenged the society to involve the PTA members in the Clubs’ national events since they are the major stakeholders in the schools and ways to support schools in terms of resources to start up the club in the schools.

Grace Kogie

March 24, 2014