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Farmers Helping Farmers annual meeting May 24 in Charlottetown to include meal, awards and presentations

['<p>Farmers Helping Farmers volunteer and student teacher at UPEI, Meagan Harris, teaches at a school outside of Meru, Kenya, this year.</p>']
Farmers Helping Farmers volunteer and student teacher at UPEI, Meagan Harris, teaches at a school outside of Meru, Kenya, in this file photo from 2017. Farmers Helping Farmers is holding its annual meeting in Charlottetown on May 24. - File photo

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Farmers Helping Farmers is inviting members, supporters and anyone interested in learning more about the group's work in Kenya to be part of the organization's annual general meeting.

The event will be held at the P.E.I. Farm Centre in Charlottetown on May 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening begins with a meal prepared by Makena Ambassa of Out of Africa, who is from Kenya. The meal will feature samosas with a Kenyan-style chicken and vegetable-rice dinner, as well as dessert, coffee, tea and fruit punch. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

After the meal, there will be presentations from two Queen Elizabeth Scholars from Kenya who have been studying at UPEI. Emily Kiuigi will present on her impressions and experiences during her time in Prince Edward Island. Anne Shileche will share information about the impact of cookhouses and school meals for Kenyan students.

As well, Islander Maxine Delaney will share photos from her trip to Kenya earlier in 2018.

During the evening, Farmers Helping Farmers will hand out awards celebrating people who have given generously of their time and talents in support of the organization. The formal AGM will follow.

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