2018: 100,000 lunches served at 9 schools
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
“Students can’t focus if their stomach hurts because they’re hungry”
FEEDING YOUNG MINDS
Good nutrition is the single most important factor to a child’s performance in school. More important even than the teaching, the school building or the textbooks. The availability of food in some areas is very poor and the incidences of malnutrition and associated illnesses are high. When families are struggling to feed their children, school attendance drops, as the children do not have the energy to walk long distances just to go to school, while parents are more focused on survival.
We provide free school lunches to over 1,100 children at ten different schools in the Westgate Community Conservancy where our lodge Sasaab is situated. We supply maize, rice, beans, flour and oil to prepare nutritious lunches. It provides a huge incentive for children to stay in school and helps to feed their brains with the energy they need to reach their academic potential. In total we provide around 250,000 school lunches every year to the students around Sasaab.
Since the Feeding Young Minds Programme was launched in 2008, it has met with huge success and support from the parent and community elders.
HOW CAN I HELP
If you would like to help primary school children in Samburu benefit from a nutritious lunch every day, then we invite you to support our Feeding Young Minds programme by making a donation. Your generosity will make the world of difference to these students’ ability to learn and fulfil their potential. A donation to the Feeding Young Minds programme can go a long way in supporting the next generation through their education.
$35 can provide tasty and nutricious school lunches to one student for a year
$500 can feed an entire school for a month.
$35,000 can fund the entire school lunch programme for a year.
UK donations can be tax deductible through registered charity status.
100% of all donations are used towards community and conservation projects, there are no hidden costs or expenses deducted.
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