Smiles everywhere when some one gets her meal
Empowerment For the Poor Uganda has continued its campaign of fighting hunger and promoting food and nutrition security among school going children.Poor nutrition is responsible for stunting, poor academic performance and anemea among children as well as causing other health -related diseases leading to children bad health and death.Fighting malnutrition among children is therefore our focus.
During this period,our program has continued to provide a safety net to many children who are food insecure.we have provided healthy foods to children through promotion of #My Fruit and Vegetable Campaign" in the communities and schools which has resulted into planting alot of vegetables and fruits to feed children.we have also promoted 'My Milk Campaign' which has mobilized children caretakers from very poor households to give atleast a cup of milk to a stunted child every day.What we have witnessed is big results!. This is an awesome program which has greatly impacted lives of children.
Putting all that aside, what has excited many children and their parents, is 'MySchool Breakfast Campaign' that provide morning breakfast to all children in schools.We have so far mobilised a total of 12 schools in our rural communities of Mityana district to provide breakfast to children in the morning.Many children had a tendancy of coming from their homes on empty stomachs and few could eat cold food or leafovers from dinner which coud make them to always complain from stomaches,headaches and many other illnesses.But our School Breakfast campaign has given lifeto many children an opportunity to eat hot food in the morning.We mobilised schools, parents, community members and health Centers to be part of this campaign. Here chidren are served with a hot breakfast every morning before they enter classrooms.when a child comes and gets his or her share,you can not imagine the wide smiles covering all the chics.They spend the whole day happy and joyful as well as enjoying their classes.During this period, we have touched lives of 439 children through this program.
We shall always be thankful to you our dear sponsers for your invaluable and unwavering support and good will without which,we would not have been able to achieve such a big result. Before this year ends, our target is to reach out to 50 schools to embrace this program and we hope to touch lives of 2000 children.We once again ask you to continue being part of life changing work.Together we make a big difference!
We once again say; Thank You, Apoyo matek,mwebale nnyo,( Lugbara and luganda phrases for thank you)
School morning breakfast brings joy
Figting hunger at Maranatha Orphanage center
My Vegetable Campaign transforms lives o children
Fruits like water meleon make children very happy