For many of those students, this is the only meal they eat each day – and many have to walk long distances to and from school. Without this meal, they would go hungry and as a result would be less able to concentrate during their lessons and learn effectively. Since 2012, we have provided at least 12,600 meals per year to pupils at the school.
We are working with the school management to find ways of improving the sustainability of their school meals programme so they do not remain dependent on our support. In 2017, we supported the establishment of a piggery at the school. Not only is this now providing more nutritious meals for the children and teachers, it is also generating much needed income for the school which can be used to increase the provision of school meals, keep school fees low, or make much needed improvements to the school infrastructure.
We continue to work with the school to find other distinct projects we can support to ensure the programme’s long-term future.