Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana

by Self-Help International
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Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
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Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana
Growing Healthy Food & Healthy Children in Ghana

Project Report | Dec 5, 2022
School Feeding Program Promotes Child Enrolment

By Matilda Amanor | Promoting Good Nutrition Program Officer

A beneficiary of the School Feeding Program
A beneficiary of the School Feeding Program

School Feeding Program introduced by Self-Help  is geared towards increasing primary school enrollments in ten schools in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, namely; Nkotomire, Fankamawe, Ama Badu, Timeabu, Nkwakrom, Kukubuso, Bedabour Islamic, Nyamebekyere, Beposo and Bedabour D/A.

The program works hand in hand with the schools and their communities by supporting the communities to grow Quality Protein  Maize (QPM) for the schools to prepare corn porridge as breakfast for the students.

“We are so grateful to Self-Help for initiating this ingenious idea to help increase school enrolment in our village”, said Madam Anne, a kindergarten teacher at Ama Badu School. 

“A lot of the students get little or nothing to eat at home as breakfast before coming to school. This lack of breakfast makes them unable to pay attention in class and enjoy teaching and learning due to hunger. Some hungry students end up  skipping classes, dropping out of school completely or not bothering to attend school.

But after Self-Help’s initiative, the  students  come to school on a regular basis, are excited to come to school and even come extra early so that they can eat their QPM breakfast. They are so active in class after their breakfast and it has made teaching and learning fun for these kindergarten students

“We are grateful for the initiative; there will be no food for us without the School Feeding Program. With the help of the porridge I am able to concentrate in class and am punctual to school because breakfast is always assured”, said Afriyie, a class one student of Ama Badu School.

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Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
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Project Leader:
Nora Tobin
Waverly , Iowa United States
$77,483 raised of $90,000 goal
 
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