STEP agribusiness model is the FUTURE

After the successful introduction of STEP’s agribusiness model to 1,197 students in 10 schools at the program’s inception in 2019, it 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.  Many students, especially those in rural communities, find it challenging to complete their secondary education, majorly due to lack of sponsorship. In DR Congo, the program has changed the narrative for over 200 STEP club students who have used the funds generated from their schools and individual enterprises to cater for some of their academic expenses such as school fees.

In Kenya, many of the students have started their home agribusinesses with their personal savings and parents’ support, even before the completion of their secondary school education. In Nigeria and DR Congo, some of the students remain committed to continue in agriculture, even those advancing to the university level.

Impact by the numbers

Impact by the numbers

Stories from the field

Stories from the field

DR Congo President, Tshisekedi, shows interest in STEP, sends Special Envoy

Having initiated a partnership with the International Institute of...

Afraha Secondary School featured in Project 254

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STEP-Oyo empowers outstanding students with starter tool kits

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STEP beneficiaries run viable agribusiness ventures in the communities

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Bathi students visit Wambugu Farm

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