Wow Nkosi Bar for Weighing
We are so grateful to everyone who has supported the Community Nutrition/Development Project and happy to report that the project is doing well, but we still need funding to get all the stages up and running. The Community Nutrition/Development Project’s progress is very slow.
The most active part right now of the Project includes the Nkosi Bar Program. At Mpisi Primary School, HERD has started with the Grade R learners at the school. As of the time of writing a total of 8400 Nkosi Bars have been handed out at the Mpisi Primary School from January 2022.
Total cost for a month for the Nkosi Bar project is $1000.00 USD, this includes the Nkosi Bars itself for the children, the travelling cost to and from the school, the picking up and dropping of the Nkosi Bars from the supplier.
We are happy to announce that weighing for the kids happened on Africa Day in May 2022! The students’ weight, height, head circumference and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) were measured. The MUAC measurement is done with a MUAC tape, which is designed to identify malnutrition. These statistics will be compared to a global database as a reference to determine whether the Nkosi Bar has a positive impact on the children’s development. Our next weighing will be early September 2022.
Unfortunately, our vegetable Garden at the school is not up and running due to budget restraints, however HERD collected a few tyres and is making fertiliser from our elephant dung project. Hopefully by next quarter we will have exciting news in this regard! Fingers crossed however we are continuing and not letting this great project slip! The vegetable garden will be used to supplement the children’s daily ration at the school. The children will get one meal at the school per day, for many of these pupils that will be the only meal of the day. We would like to get this part up and running as soon as possible, we would appreciate your support in this regard.
The last part of the project is our Scouts program that will serve as the third aspect of the project. This focus on mental and personal development for the children. This will take place after the construction of the vegetable garden. Your support in the Scout program will be welcomed and the program will be highly beneficial for the kids.
This project will improve the long-term development of children both physically and mentally through a combination of the Community Vegetable Garden, Nkosi Bars, and the Scouts project. As much of the critical development takes place during these stages of life. The success of this project has the potential to chart the course for everyone’s future development. This is an ongoing project, which will grow over time, however it is essential to continue with community projects. Elephant conservation is a message we convey through these outreaches.
We will appreciate any contribution for this project as we want to push the Vegetable Garden and Scout programme as it will benefit the children and their community in a big way. We are grateful for all your recurring donations as well as all the new donations to continue with the Nkosi bars distribution. We are blessed with the support from everyone and are sure we will grow the veggie garden with new and ongoing support.
Thank you for supporting our efforts in raising funds for our much-needed community campaigns. We simply can’t do it without you!
Thank you so much.
Adine and The HERD Team
Visit to Mpisi School
Measurement at the Mpisi School
Information of Measurement