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 Hunger  Kenya Project #9842

Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year

by The Turning Point Trust
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Feed 100 Children Living in Kibera Slum for a Year
Some of Peter
Some of Peter's friends and classmates

Peter joined our transition class in 2018. Unfortunately, he was coming from a school that had not paid attention to his performance and he therefore wasn’t able to perform in the class he was admitted in and had to go back three grades. This was definitely a setback for him and he therefore took time to settle in and open up.

At the end of the year, the teachers recommended that he is retained in the same class in 2019 because if he transitioned to the primary school he would have a hard time catching up with his peers.  This was yet another "setback"for him but in the new year as his classmates moved on, he reported back to transition class and the teachers have taken their time to take him through lessons he ought to have learnt in his early schooling years.

95%! 95% is what Peter scored in Maths exams at the end of the first term. He has truly showed remarkable improvements not only in class but also as he socializes with other students. We are proud of his achievements and his determined spirit. He had an option of checking out when he was retained in the same class but he stayed on and is doing his best to catch up.

This is the spirit we hope to embody as we work with vulnerable children an their families, to remind them to keep going even when the conditions are not favourable.

As the feeding program, we have kept going even at a time when the food prices rose due to delayed rains in the country. The children have not missed a meal and their portions have not grown smaller.

Your support continues to be a great encouragement to us and we hope that we can continue to count on your support as we keep going.

"I want to share my grandson's uniform with the students who can't afford their own"

Salima's grandson finished at the Fountains of Hope School last year, he was the school president for the year and always kept his uniform perfectly neat. He didn't need them any more and they were still in great condition, so she decided to bring them to our centre to be passed on to younger students who couldn't afford the uniform. 

Salima's grandson benefitted from our feeding programme which is a huge help to parents who are struggling to put 3 meals on the table.The programme provides 2 meals every day for the children in our primary school and our School Transition Programme where children are getting ready to join school. 

We were so touched by this generous act by a family who lives in Kibera and has many struggles of their own. The uniform was shared out between three new kids at our School Transition Programme. What a great way to pay it forward.

Thank you for your support for our feeding programme, be encouraged that your gift has inspired others to also give. 

Stanely just did his primary national exam and he awaits the results to find out which high school he'll have the opportunity to attend. A firstborn in his family, Stanely has beaten many odds to get to where he is. His mother runs a small business selling sugar cane and is in most instances the sole bread winner. This means that her earnings are not sufficient to feed her small family three proper meals a day butshe can always count on Stanely receiving two meals in school as she gives the younger ones the little she gets mostly at the end of the day.

Stanely's story represents the story of many of the hundred and seventy children who benefited from the feeding program this year. Once in a while you will see some children dividing their lunch portions into lunch boxes in order to take some food home to their younger siblings who are either not yet in school or attend schools that lack a feeding program.

The impact of this program goes further than what our eyes can see and we are constantly grateful for your continued giving.School is out for the year and as we prepare for another 38 weeks of school in 2019, we encourage you to share our story with your loved ones by buying a gift card for them in support of our program.  

Asante Sana and Happy Holidays.

We are constantly lerning even in the moments we are not intentionally seeking new information or skill. This is the case in our educational centres as learning takes place constantly during the day and mealtimes are not an exception as they present opportunities to learn outside the classroom. One, they get to learn how to follow instructions as they make proper lunch lines and the older children give the younger children the chance to get served first. Secondly, they learn to develop the habit of cleaning their hands before taking their meals and the tap is conveniently placed next to the kitchen.

In addition, we also see the interactions that take place during these breaks between the students and their peers or adults as an important building block of their social skills as they learn to take turns, be respectful and for the much younger ones it contributes to their language development.

The learning that takes place during these breaks is proof that the benefits of the programme go beyond promoting health and encouraging school attendance and concentration in class.

We acknowledge that you are a big part of this learning process and we are truly grateful for your continued generosity.

One of our happy well fed students
One of our happy well fed students

Super heroes have special powers that make the lives of others better and during the April Holiday clubs, our friends from Colour My World, took time to teach our children on the sustainable development goals and how they can be super/service heroes by contributing to the development of their community and the nation.

Did you know that you are our super hero? Let’s show you how

1.Contribution to Goal 2 : Zero Hunger

When you give towards our feeding program you not only help us address mild cases of malnutrition but you play a part in ensuring that 170 children from poor households have access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food during the entire school year.

2.Contribution to Goal 4: Quality Education

One of the objectives of our feeding programme is to encourage school enrolment and attendance. This means that as the children attend school they are able to access free, equitable and quality primary education and this increases their chances to transition to secondary, tertiary and/ or vocational training. Ultimately, this contributes to increasing the number of youth in Kibera with relevant skills for financial success.

3.Contribution to Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

As an organisation we ensure that all our produce and ingredients are sourced from small businesses within Kibera and by doing so we contribute to the economy of these households and the community.

These are just some of the ways you contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and that makes you our Super Hero!!

 

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The Turning Point Trust

Location: Woking, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Judy Akoth
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

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