There are many things the Agrostudies staff can initiate but every once in a while the students prove that their ideas and energy can take the experiences they are offered here much further.
A group of about 20 – 30 students at Zarit Champinion farm get together every Saturday, to celebrate various events, such as holidays and birthdays and generally to celebrate the spirit of friendship and community.
The students are from Uganda, Cambodia and the Philippines and now with the new arrival of students from Burkina Faso, they are also expected to join in the festivities. They come from different parts of the world, but here they have become a family, sharing in each other’s joys and everyday lives.
They have a guitar and a keyboard so they are able to play music and sing and even pray together.
These students live together, work together and now they are truly each other’s family away from home.
Dan Habomogisha, a Ugandan Agrostudies student is behind this beautiful initiative.
“We needed something to keep us together, every Sabbath morning we gather the family and sometimes all the students, we drink together, we eat together and to bring us that kind of unity, that kind of warmness, that kind of friendship and it also does well in our work in the farm, because we work as brothers.”