TWO MULTIMEDIA students from Tipperary Institute jet south for the summer (that would be the winter where they land) to become attached to the Baraka Agricultural College in Mola, Kenya. Their work experience continues a growing relationship between Tipperary and Kenya. Portions of their work experience will be podcast and blogged.
Baraka College is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru and managed by the Franciscan Brothers. The core values that underpin the vision and mission of Baraka are founded on the gospel of Jesus Christ and the desire to bring this good news in a practical way to all people, especially the poor. Based on the social teaching of the Catholic Church the College endeavours to serve all people irrespective of their religion or ethnicity. All college programmes focus on recognising human potential, natural resources and the environment as the foundation of economic and social activity.
Baraka College was founded in 1974 and from 1986 has promoted sustainable agriculture and rural development in collaboration with a number of strategic partners, including Tipperary Institute.