It is important to fws that Kesho kids keep their culture. We will ensure that kids not only learn about their local culture, but actually learn to live it. We will ensure Kesho kids are exposed to the cultural education they would have been, had their parents lived.
For instance, in our Kesho Leo children's village in Tanzania we have established a farming plot so each child can maintain their African culture by learning to grow and harvest crops such as corn (known locally as 'maize'), bananas and vegetables.
Another important part of Tanzanian culture, is to learn to care for livestock. Therefore, we have introduced cows and goats to our farm, so each child can learn to rear livestock the way their parents would have taught them to.
We also manage to help foster local culture in Kesho kids by employing local staff, who speak the local language and follow local traditions. This ensures Kesho kids gain a good understanding of their local dialect and cultural traditions.