START THEM EARLY PROGRAM

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Start Them Early Program (STEP) bridging the gap in agriculture and building the next generation of future agribusiness leaders in Africa. We strive to change the face of agriculture for young people by making agriculture interesting and attractive to every child.

What we do

What we do

Extracurricular Activities

These activities include soft skills training (communication, public speaking, leadership), competition, ag-career talks ….

Experiential Learning

Theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom is transformed into practical lessons through the use of modern technologies using ….

Digital Agriculture

The use of e-learning and e-teaching to revolutionize agriculture. Using digital technologies to attract young people to agriculture….

Our Impact

Our Impact

After the successful introduction of STEP’s agribusiness model to 1,197 students in 10 schools at the program’s inception in 2019,
STEP has been extended to over 5,000 more students (55% female) and 312 teachers, in 50 schools and established over 180 school pilot enterprises and over 20 home agribusinesses (student-managed). The agribusiness model has also gained the attention of both national and international stakeholders, to expand to more secondary schools.

49
Schools
378
Teachers Trained
180
Pilot Enterprises
3851
Students Trained

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    STEP Benefits

    STEP Benefits

    The Start Them Early Program aims to reach as many beneficiaries as possible. This cuts across different stakeholders at the community, state, national and international levels.

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    For Parents

    Offer opportunity through the diffusion of modern technologies to farming parents and excel in....
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    teacher

    For Teachers

    Offer an opportunity to enhance modern agriculture techniques and agribusiness education in ...
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    student

    For Students

    Offers opportunity to develop agricultural careers and establish businesses in agriculture that....
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    For Schools

    Offer opportunity to improve the agriculture facility and attain modern agricultural techniques.
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    Testimonies

    Testimonies

    Media

    Media

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    Latest Updates

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    STEP beneficiaries run viable agribusiness ventures in the communities

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    Afraha Secondary School featured in Project 254

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    In Kenya, Year 1 and 2 STEP students from...

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    Publications

    The Seed is a bi-monthly compilation of stories and articles about the Start Them Early Program’s activities in Africa…