Project #4027

SHI: End Malnutrition for 600 children in Ghana

by Self-Help International
Apr 13, 2011

Ghanaian Teens Give Back

The villages of Amanchia and Worapong, Ghana are sites where nearly 250 children ages 6 mos. to 6 years gather to attend preschools. As part of Self-Help’s children’s feeding program, each day the youngsters receive  a serving of  Quality Protein Maize (QPM) porridge with vitamins and minerals. This QPM porridge has greatly improved the health and well-being of these youngsters. Many children initially come to the school malnourished, with underweight bodies and dull minds.  Within a few months the transformation is remarkable, and moving to observe.  

 And now there is a new twist in the program that is both exciting and commendable. Junior high students from both of these villages have taken upon themselves  to learn good cultivation practices by growing their own QPM.   But it doesn’t stop there! The students have also decided to contribute a portion of their harvest to Self-Help’s feeding program!  We are thrilled by their generosity and concern for others. 

 Self-reliance, teaching the young to contribute to society, and improving youngsters’ lives makes us proud to be involved in these communities!


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Self-Help International

Location: Waverly, IA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nora Tobin
Waverly, Iowa United States
$16,909 raised of $33,000 goal
398 donations
$16,091 to go
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