A meal keeps them coming to school
TODAY IS WORLD HUNGER DAY!
WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A HUNGRY SCHOOL CHILD TODAY?
Please help us restore porridge to over 350 school- children at Rushakyi Primary School
My name is Akampurira Alex and I am the headmaster at Rushakyi Primary School which has been supported by the Mpambara Cox Foundation since 2009 providing scholastic materials, volunteers and most importantly by feeding our school children with a cup of porridge everyday.
Unfortunately, we started 2013 academic year without any porridge due to lack of funds. In the past year our partners at Piney Branch Elementary School in Maryland, USA and GlobalGiving helped raise funds to ensure a cup of porridge was available to all 326 school-children and 13 teachers for 190 school days of the year. We served 67,000 cups to be precise and that was thanks to you.
I can tell you that in the short-term, porridge transformed the school:
1) Increasing enrollment;
2) Reducing short-term hunger;
3) Reducing sick days because of improved health;
4) Better concentration; and,
5) Higher attendance numbers as parents sent their children to school.
In the long-term, an entire community is transformed through education. Most rural parents haven’t ever spent a day in a classroom and their children are the first to have the privilege of a free-government aided education. But a hungry child simply cannot learn.
Volunteers from the US arrived at the school during Spring Break 2013 and met the children and did some wonderful things to help morale. We have attached photos from the trip.
PLEASE HELP US RESTORE THE PORRIDGE PROGRAM.
To help us alleviate HUNGER and make a real difference! The Mpambara-Cox Foundation is experienced in delivering the education message along with a cup of porridge: cooking and serving porridge on the school compound with community buy-in and teacher support.
Most of our donations come from individuals like you that are driven to make a change in small ways that add up to big things.
Please make a donation today in honor of world hunger day and help us reach our goal of raising $5000 to feed the school for an entire year: May 2013 – April 2014
US Volunteers at Rushakyi Primary - Spring 2013
The first day we served porridge in 2010!