Six months into our year-long commitment to Ocean Road Cancer Hospital, the results of the program are visible. Together we have provided 64 meals, 3 times a day, every day to the children of Ward III. That's 34,560 meals!
The meals consist of locally sourced nutritious foods such as rice, blended porridge, beans and milk powder, along with cooking oil and sugar. Additionally, we hosted a Nutrition Fair, the first of its kind, featuring educational sessions by nutrition experts from the government's Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center. We also provided 1,000 pamphlets to provide information and helpful tips on nutrition and healthy eating for sick children, which were distributed at the hospital.
In the second phase of the project, we will start a garden on the hospital grounds, run by the mothers of ward III themselves, which can serve as a long-term source of healthy foods for the patients.
Mothers and hospital staff alike have excitedly thanked the team for the efforts, not only for filling the children's bellies, but for providing this access to much-needed nutrition education.
They also thank you for your ongoing support! And we thank you too...
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.