The villages of Amanchia and Worapong, Ghana are sites where nearly 250 children ages 6 mos. to 6 years gather to attend preschools. As part of Self-Help’s children’s feeding program, each day the youngsters receive a serving of Quality Protein Maize (QPM) porridge with vitamins and minerals. This QPM porridge has greatly improved the health and well-being of these youngsters. Many children initially come to the school malnourished, with underweight bodies and dull minds. Within a few months the transformation is remarkable, and moving to observe.
And now there is a new twist in the program that is both exciting and commendable. Junior high students from both of these villages have taken upon themselves to learn good cultivation practices by growing their own QPM. But it doesn’t stop there! The students have also decided to contribute a portion of their harvest to Self-Help’s feeding program! We are thrilled by their generosity and concern for others.
Self-reliance, teaching the young to contribute to society, and improving youngsters’ lives makes us proud to be involved in these communities!
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