Sarah’s blog 4/12/23
Today, 4th December we are highlighting food poverty and our feeding programme. I know I do go on about feeding children and education but it’s something I’m passionate about. So here are a few facts to read and we really would appreciate any help you can give.
- Did you know that there are no big charities feeding children in schools in the area we are supporting in the rural far north of Malawi?
- We send money to feed 500 orphans and other vulnerable children once a week. That’s all we can afford.
- This feeding programme was just intended for malnourished children in the immediate area, however word spread and the need is so great that some children will walk up to 20km for this one nutritious meal of the week.
- Teachers at Chambo Primary School have noticed an improvement in the concentration of these children even from one meal per week. Imagine if we could feed them more?
- Food prices are going up all the time and food is getting more scarce now the rainy season has started.
- Children are taught how to grow crops as agriculture lessons are a core subject on the curriculum, and important life skills to learn.
- Maize, sweet potatoes, cabbage and other vegetables are grown to be used to feed the children. However, these do not last long for 500 hungry children.
- Fruit tree saplings were planted a couple of years ago. Some bushes had fruit for the first time this year. However, the nursery children were so hungry that they picked the fruit and ate it. We have sent money to plant more fruit tree saplings now the rains are starting. This will provide much needed food and an income in the future and will, of course, also help the planet.
- Children in the nursery are fed 5 times a week.
- Students at Bright Futures Secondary School are fed 5 times a week.
Please will you help us as the situation is serious. Children are malnourished and hungry. Can you donate money for food please? or commit to £5 or £10 p/m towards the feeding programme. email@example.com https://gofund.me/d3cf8c3a Thank you, Sarah x