Help Feed Hungry Children in Kenya

14.5 million Kenyans are facing food insecurity and poor nutrition every year! This is a crisis for children who are of school-going ages as their concentration and success levels are directly linked to their nutrition and access to daily meals. With the food crisis the way it is, lack of funding and little government assistance this seems like a problem that the poor communities of Kenya are unlikely to tackle alone, which is where we step in. Working with local partners we aim to provide daily meals to the children at the local school as well as provide educational resources to help maximise their learning opportunities.

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We have been working with a local Primary School in Mombassa since 2010. The school has grown from its humble beginnings as a care centre known as Precious Vision to a fully-fledged school. As the centre grew and developed, this project has helped to cater to its diverse and ever-changing needs. With 14.5 million individuals facing a food crisis, this project is a start to alleviating their struggles. Currently, funds are used primarily to fund a feeding programme and to cover wages of some of the teachers that work at the school.

Our school is located in a particularly deprived area of Mombasa. Many children can’t access education due to lack of facilities, resources and funds for teachers. This means that families and communities struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Inconsistency or lack of teaching staff due to funding is common and a huge barrier to children’s education. Health issues, in particular, hunger and its related ailments, keeps children away as food is prioritised over education.

Donations made to this project are used to subsidise teachers’ wages and the Feeding Programme, which has been running since 2011. By ensuring that teachers can get paid, we are able to provide consistency for the staff and children, helping to keep them in school and maximise their learning capacity. The feeding programme feeds 249 children two nutritious meals a day, improving their health and concentration levels.

Consistent wages mean that the teachers can focus on delivering lessons and provides essential continuity for the children. The feeding programme improves the health and wellbeing of children. Access, to what may be the only meals they receive in a day, incentivizes families to send their children to school. Children who are fed nutritious meals at school will be more able to engage with school activities and have greater prospects of reaching their full potential.

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