|Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya|
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Cape Town, ZA
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Sheena, a nature enthusiast, passionate about ecosocial change and community development. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, with Indian origins. She has been fortunate enough to have traveled around the World, engaging in culture, interactions and experiences.
Her journey along the permaculture path began in 2011, having been brought up in a developing Country, determined to find solutions, she quit her teaching job to devote her life to community development projects and enrolled in a PDC on an Island off the Eastern part of the Great African Lakes, Lake Victoria. She then proceeded to work for an Orphanage, where she assisted in establishing a school for vulnerable children and in implementing a holistic permaculture design with the main aim being a fully sustainable home and community engagement by engaging the children in gardening workshops. These experiences completely changed her life by deepening all these valuable concepts to prepare and respond in these times of great transition.
She then joined the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya in 2012 and headed their Education Programme successfully from 2012 - 2016 and is now currently the Executive Director of the organization. She is also co-directing their brand new side PRI Kenya Social Enterprise Company, supporting permaculture and organic farmer and products across Kenya and East Africa. Sheena also runs their entire social media engine @prikenya. PRI Kenya's programmes take an innovative approach to development, combining permaculture and entrepreneurship, working with local partners on food security and sustainable livelihoods through training in permaculture and enterprise skills alongside offering group development training such as leadership, gender and group dynamics. Sheena feels the African permaculture movement really does stand out from the rest of the globe because the groups works directly with the community and people at heart. PRI Kenya has trained hundreds of people over the last few years, providing scholarships and working with communities toward solutions, building sustainable livelihoods and financial independence over time.
Sheena is also currently studying International Permaculture Design with Gaia University.
"All the World's problems can be solved in a Garden" - Geoff Lawton
Take your Permaculture Career up a notch and take our teacher training (ToT) with us in Kenya this October 8-15th in a wildlife conservancy!! This will be our THIRD internationally recognized ToT that you don't want to miss out on!
If you are looking for better health, more knowledge, tools for a better, more sustainable lifestyle and a nurturing community experience, the Permaculture Design Certificate in Laikipia is your opportunity for a truly a unique and holistic experience
Campaign to raise funds for our project on Rusinga Island, Kenya
Earn a PDC with PRI-Kenya in Butula District, Kenya this November 18-29th
PRI-Kenya is happy to announce our very first International Permaculture Teacher Training with internationally renowned permaculture teacher Warren Brush from 13-17th of January 2014.
Full 72 hour permaculture design course with international teacher John Sheffy from University of Wisconsin and local teachers. You will be living and learning at Nyumbani Village, a centre for orphans with a permaculture farm.