Prices keep escalating and unemployment is around 99%. This project aims to assist the 250-day scholars at the local Primary School with daily nutritious lunch, essential stationery, exercise and textbooks, by assisting with these essential resources we hope to alleviate external struggles so that the children can focus on their education and continue further..
All our day scholars receive a lunch funded by you, this is most of the time, the only meal they receive in a day. Providing lunch helps our students engage and focus on a much-needed education to give a chance to access employment and break the poverty cycle. Our project not only funds the local school meals but also provides access to education for all. A donation of $40 will provide 40 children with lunch for the day!
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As CEO it is my responsibility to ensure every project runs to the best of it's ability and it is my responsibility to ensure the funds we raise are used it the best way. I visit all our projects and speak with each and every project team daily and I really love my job.
Last week I headed over to Zimbabwe and visited 31 schools and 10 different projects and the need to expand this project is urgent. We need to start supporting all 31 school which means 9,400 children that need food. These children get nothing at home and so the meal at school is really important.
The schools are doing their best but need our help, children are fed e-pap wich is designed for emergency disaster to give people emergency food that is full of protein but it is a pwder and must be mixed with water. I arrived at two school's during lunch time and children must supply their own dish, many was a plastic bag where they get their pap from the teacher then two children walk to the borehole to collect water and then distribute the water to the children.
I couldn't believe it this water was rusty and dirty but the only source of water they are using it daily. My priorities for this project is that we need to find a solution to filter the water for the schools then we need to look at Aquaponic systems and chicken farms installed at all the schools so they can have a sustainable food source. We also need to keep feeding these children daily so we most certainly have our work cut out.
Our local team in Zimbabwe ar experienced and know how to implement what is needed but it comes down to funding and this is why this #givingtuesday I appeal to our lovely donors to help support us once again.
According to our world data 697 million people around the world are suffering from severe food insecurity! 22% of children under the age of 5 are suffering from stunted growth due to malnourishment. Assisting these communities has been our focus over the last 10 months. Since the beginning of the year we have managed to provide 470485 meals to individuals in communities suffering from food insecurity across 5 different countries. Our goal is to provide nourishment and food security to those who need it most.
Our partners in Zimbabwe have been running their feeding program since 2005 feeding over 300 children in a country whose government policies have failed to support sustainable food production over the years.
We would love to continue to grow our initiatives in promoting food security and expand our footprint into other countries and communities!
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