This report will highlight the progress made for the months of November, December and January.
The ngao foundation continues to cook meals for children every Saturday of the week. Due to the increased rate of hunger cases, the numbers have increased from 123 to 215 attendance (the majority being children under the age of 10) every Saturday. This means that the budget for food increased to ensure that the children are well fed.
The organisation also carried out nutrition assessment and administration of vitamin D and dewormers. This was done in collaboration with the Gichagi health centre. 71 children under the age of 10 were involved in this exercise, 46 of these children were found to be healthy, 18 were on the verge of falling into the malnutrition category, and 7 were found to be having malnutrition cases. These children were placed under special nutrition, they were given special porridge and the health care specialist assigned a special diet for them. The Ngao Foundation and the parents of these 7 children sat down and came up with a collaborative initiative to ensure the issue of malnutrition is eliminated.
The organisation provided dry food to women who live in the informal settlements, they were also trained on the importance of preparing a balanced diet in their homes. They were also shown how to practice home gardening on a small scale to provide food such as vegetables to their families.
THANK YOU FOR THE CONTINUOUS SUPPORT TO THIS PROJECT.
The problem of hunger coupled with the high cost of living is affecting many families in Kenya especially informal settlements this has affected children mostly and we continue to request your help through your donations.
This report will describe the progress made for the months of July, August and September. During this period the following progress has been made.
The onsite feeding activities continue to benefit many children in Kangemi and other neighbourhoods. During this time the record of children increased by 27. We are averaging 277 children who come for meals every Saturday. Occasionally we were able to add bananas to the meals as part of providing and maintaining a properly balanced diet for the children. The increase in this number is due to the high cost of living. Many families are not able to afford food.
The ngao foundation also managed to give dry food to a total of 15 families during this time. The foundation has also introduced porridge to children who are under the age of 10 and are at risk of facing malnutrition beneficiaries of this initiative are 23. Cases of hunger are also affecting families in informal settlements as confirmed in most of our data.
We also introduced mother-to-child nutrition training activity, the aim of this activity is to provide nutritional knowledge to pregnant women and lactating mothers. Those mothers whose children were at risk of malnutrition were offered a packet of porridge flour and relief food to try and mitigate the challenge.
The increase in the high cost of living has resulted in many children facing starvation, this has also resulted in an increased number of children and even grown-ups showing up for meals. We are seeking more funds to make sure that no child goes to sleep on an empty stomach.
This report will summarize the progress made for the months of March, April, and May. Up to date, this program has managed to support over 13278 vulnerable children thanks to our donors and other partners, the task is not over yet many vulnerable children still need your assistance.
During this period The Ngao Foundation carried out nutrition assessment and administration of vitamin A to children under the age of 5 years. These activities were done in collaboration with the local health centre. These activities aimed to track those children who are experiencing cases of malnutrition and provide the necessary assistance to them and their families.
Over 185 children were given vitamin A and deworming tablets, out of 185, 25 were found to be malnourished. Their parents were contacted to discuss how they can be supported to ensure that these children are well fed.
The number of children coming to get food at The Ngao Foundation has increased a lot since they can't be ignored, The ngao Foundation has fed them but this effort has been enough because even during holidays these children are at the foundation seeking food. Due to our limited resources, we are struggling to feed these children, that is why we are urging you to support us even more. Refer your friends, colleagues and families to be part of this great cause, your donations and support will be highly appreciated.
This report covers the activities in the months of November 2021, December 2021 and January 2022. Food and nutrition security continues to be critical for economic development due to the role of nutrition in healthy growth in children who are the future of every nation. We are grateful for the support we continue to receive. Your donations are impacting the lives of many vulnerable families in informal settlements. Our onsite feeding every weekend has prevented Hundreds of children from all kinds of abuses including walking across dumping sites, rubbish, garbage collecting dirty thrown away food. Our centre now acts as a preventive centre stopping children from roaming into the streets due to hunger. Your donation has enabled us to provide a nutritious meal to hundreds if not thousands in the past several months. More so, the children are performing well in school, drug and substance abuse have reduced greatly because food is available.
During the December holidays, the number of children fed at the centre increased from 300 to 450, this was due to the closure of schools for the Christmas holidays.
Your donation helped us to build a kitchen(20ft by 16ft). We have been cooking from outside under a tree, it has been difficult during the rainy season. With this kitchen, cooking will be made easier and won’t be affected by the weather due to the rains.
In the last three months, nutritional education was introduced whereby both the children, parents/guardians and the community continue to be trained on the importance of a balanced diet. The training is handled by a nutritionist from a local health facility that we collaborate with. Women who have children under the age of 5 years have greatly benefited from this type of education. We appreciate your support, we are your collaborators doing what your heart desires most through you giving to The Ngao Foundation. With your continued support, no child goes to sleep hungry.
We thank you for the support that you've continuously shown us and it is our delight that we are writing this report to show the work that we are doing. This report is going to cover the progress made for July, August and September. During July 2021, we fed 606 children, the month of August 2021 we fed 480 children and during September 2021 we fed 544 children, therefore for the three months we managed to feed a total of 1630 community children.
Based on our data analysis, there was a drop in the number of children fed compared to the previous three months simply because the school were opened and some children had gone back to school. Despite the few challenges that were faced during the feeding, we received community volunteers who help in cooking and serving the children, this made it easier to feed the children. there are also plans to increase the number of volunteers in the organisation this will increase the level of community participation and increase the sense of belonging.
There is also the introduction of activities for the children who take meals at the centre. These activities aim to improve their cognitive skills and socialization skills, the activities include chess, scrabble, darts, dancing, and drawing. Currently, we are in the process of building a kitchen where meals will be cooked and served. We are also searching for partnerships with organisations that share similar programs with us. The plans are underway to expand the centre so that we can feed more children from neighbouring towns and cities.
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