The first six visitors are six degree students from Aeres University AS (before CAH Vilentum). They do a base line survey on poultry and research at and with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). Based on the results of these researches, a group of vocational students of Groenhorst (age 16-20) built the first Poultry building in Debre Zeit. The successful programme that supports these activities is ‘Poultry4Ethiopia’ that works closely together with local partner Passion Agro & Furniture Production PLC (Passion AFP). From the Netherlands are also the Holland Afrika Poultry Partners (HAPP) and Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) involved.
In 2013 a group of 15 Groenhorst students finalized the second part of the chicken building, a broiler house for fattening chickens. They also create a pont and a garden near the quest house.
In 2014 another group of 15 Groenhorst students bought the first chickens for the compound and built another poultry building in co-operation with MKC-RDA, a local organisation in Jeldu. The students also planted potatoes.
Now the stage is set for practical education on the shop floor. Teachers form the Aeres Group have created three modules on Poultry: Nutrition, Health and Poultry Production (management). Based on these themes, in 2014 three BTEC courses are taught by teachers from Groenhorst and PTC+. Their students are 17 teachers who will in their turn educate dozens of young Ethiopian students. These modules have also been given to trainers from Kenia and Rwanda.