Every child deserves an opportunity to access basic needs, among them is food. While this is the case, most children in Kibera Informal Settlement still survive on one meal a day or even go for a day or two without food. This has a ripple effect on children’s retention in school. As a remedy, The Turning Point Trust has been working to ensure that every child in our feeding program gets access to a hot breakfast and balanced diet lunch.
Out of these efforts, school records indicate that children are in school on regular basis, which is a great motivation. The goal is to see to it that the poverty cycle is mitigated among slum dwellers. Education has been a great contributor to this endeavour.
One of our beneficiaries Celine comes from a family of five. They live in a one-roomed coagulated iron sheet house, under the care of a single mother. The mother relies on doing laundry chores and freelancing in different salons. This has been an unreliable venture. As a result, she has been unable to meet the needs of her children. Through the feeding program, Celine has been able to report to school daily. She is now in class 8 awaiting to do her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). She represents over 200 children who benefit from this program.
Currently, Turning Point is in the process of taking up 20 more children into the program. The success of this noble cause has been through your generous support and prayers.
Starting tomorrow, schools across Kenya will be opening their doors to children returning after a short break.
For many children, this means getting at least one nutritious meal from their school. 200 children attending the Turning Point education programmes are no exception. They look forward to the daily nutritious warm breakfast and lunch offered at the school. For most of these children, school is the only place they are sure they will receive a meal.
This 2nd term, Turning Point plans to offer a total of 13600 meals to 200 children. We also plan to partner with local health clinics and practioners to train our staff on child growth monitoring. The staff will also be given training on food safety and hygiene that include learning about food storage, handling of fresh produce, safe food preparations practices, and basic good hygiene and sanitation.
Thank you for contributing to the feeding programme, the school retention rate and most of all, easing the burden on many poorer families.
Turning Point is thrilled to announce that we’ve been chosen as the GlobalGiving Project of the Month for March 2022!
Our work to feed 200 Children Living in Kibera was selected from a pool of more than 5,000 nonprofit projects in 170+ countries. Nearly 3,000 donors come together and make monthly donations to keep the Project of the Month going. With this extra support, we’ll be able to cover 27 students secondary school fees and provide quality education, including free school meals, to children who have dropped out of primary school.
Thank you for getting behind this project, we can’t thank you enough for your continued compassion and generosity.
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