Regularly we receive pictures of the orchard from teacher in charge Kebby Malambo (right). These pictures were made in May 2017. It is most encouraging to see how the banana plants, which were planted in July 2016 by the group of pupils from the Stiftsschule, have grown since then. The pow pow trees, which were planted by the group of pupils in 2010, carry lots of fruits.
Pow pow planting in 2010
Banana planting in 2016
Pow pow trees in 2017
The planting started in 2006 during the visit of the first group from the Stiftsschule. We planted trees on the left side of the access road to the school.
The access road 2015
After the strong storms in 2011, late teacher Christopher Mukuwa planted wind breakers behind the school. From 2010 onwards, we limited the planting to the orchard which now covers an area of almost 1 hectare.
Young wind breakers
Young citrus trees waiting to be planted
Actual situation of the orchard
Kebby Malambo and ‘his’ orchard
– Johannes van der Weijden