As we drove to Rubiri Primary School in Karagita, we understood well why the name was given. In a local language the name means ‘dust devil’. Karagita, home to approximately 27,000 people, is located on the southeastern side of beautiful Lake Naivasha, but don’t let your imagination deceive. Years of human settlement and the corresponding desperate need for firewood, have desertified a once lush environment. Today, Karagita’s children walk through ‘dust devils’ on their way to school.
Rubiri Primary School is where Eden Environmental Club will begin Club activities this week with 50 students currently in class 8. Together with Rubiri’s teachers, we desire that, through the exciting, hands-on activities of Eden Club these students will have the heart and hands to transform their current environment and their futures.