A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa Report Global Giving June 2011
A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa (BTA) continues to supportthe feeding program of Children of the Nations in Sierra Leone, West Africawhich centers on an area of this country with great needs, where the childrenneed to be encouraged. The involvement of BTA, and the nutritious meals whichthey provide for so many of our school going children, positively impacts theirdevelopment in many ways.
Good food plays a great role in the physical health of achild but is also crucial in their mental advancement. Not only does improvednutrition allow for the healthy development of a child’s brain but theincentive provided by the meals served daily at school encourages the childrenand youth to come and come regularly. Since time spent at a Mallory Jansen Memorial School also involves the development of social skills and spiritual understanding itcan be said that BTA assists Children of the Nations greatly in our vision ofcaring for children holistically. With the support of BTA we can reach ourgoals and bring more girls and boy in to school. In the past, children were coming to school hungry and tired. Most parents in our community cannotprovide breakfast for their children. With the help of BTA we are able toassist some children with milk in the morning hours and then later in the dayall of the students benefit from the main BTA meal. In the second term of thisacademic year we were blessed by some additional assistance offered by WorldFood Program. They have been able to give us some bulger wheat, vegetable oiland salt. With the help of this supply we have been able to expand the BTAfeeding program. Now we are able to give all of our children both breakfast andlunch at school. Breakfast is served from 7.30 am with the school day beginningat 8 am. Lunch is then prepared by around 12 pm.
A Child’s Story –Lombeh Sheriff
Lombeh Sheriff is 14 years old and she is in Prep 6. She lives at Senehun village which isabout 2 miles from the school she attends, Mallory Jansen Memorial Primary School, Ngolala .
Lombeh always walks to school through the stream that passes between Senehun and Ngolala. Her parents arefarmers. Lombeh often came to school late and hungry, already tired for her morning class. With the expansion of our feeding program this academic year, Lombeh’s punctuality at school has been very exciting to see. This will help in both Lombeh’s educational performance as well as her physical health.
A Child’s Story - LahaiYovenah
Lahai Yovenah is a 15 year old boy staying at Wubangayvillage but during the week he transfers to a village called Monicawe about 1mile from our school in Ngolala. Lahai is one of the children who has benefitedfrom BTA meals since they began being offered in our schools. Lahai is now inJunior Secondary School 1, growing strong and furthering his education.
A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa is a real blessing for ourchildren in Banta Mokelleh. It brings us all great joy to be able to offer suchhope to these children.
Number of Children being served food daily – As of June 2011
Number of children
MJM Nursery, Ngolala
MJM Primary, Ngolala
MJM JSS, Ngolala
MJM SSS, Ngolala
MJM Skills Training, Ngolala
MJM Nursery, Mokpangumba
MJM Primary, Mokpangumba
MJM Nursery, Mosenesi
MJM Primary, Mosenesi
MJM Nursery, Marjay Town
MJM Primary, Marjay Town
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