When our Early Childhood Education programs started we noticed that the children were struggling to focus and were often lethargic and sleepy during the classes. Upon reviewing and discussions in the community, we discovered that many of the children were living only on one meal a day and were coming to the centers hungry. This situation got even more difficult for the children and families during the time leading up to the harvest when foods stocks were running low.
So our nutrition program was created, where every child gets a nutritious porridge meal for breakfast when they arrived at the centers and schools. Upon implemention we saw an immediate improvement in the childrens performance, health and overall wellbeing. This program has grown now to where over 650 children are having breakfast every school day at our centers and schools, and has expanded to include a lunch meal for all the primary school children at our schools.