From the onset of the academic year 2021-2011, Diamond Child School of Arts and Culture has taken on a new role and responsiblity of educating approximately 100 more students, aged 15-17. Thanks to the generous support of GlobalGiving, through our partners, Airline Ambassadors,this new group of students benefit daily from receiving a proper meal at school. Keeping underserved teens in in school in Sierra Leone is a true challenge. We are sincerely grateful for the ongoing support of our project, "Serving Up'.
"Serving Up'' provides a balanced meal and snack to students throughout the academic year. It also supports our small ecological garden which boosts nutrition and offers offers hands on experience to students who learn: what to plant, when to plant it and how to administer foodstuffs.
Over 400 students who attend Diamond Child School are at risk of dropping out if they aren't guaranteed a balanced daily meal. as often this is the child's only meal of the day. We make sure this meal includes fruits and vegetables to boost the immune system, particularly important during the current Covid pandemic. The meal also consiss of rice, beans, cassava sauce, chicken or fish and a cup of milk.
One of the student benefitting from "Serving Up" is Michael Kargbo. This 10 year old boy is enrolled in grade 3 at Diamond Child School. He has barely any food available to him before he walks 3 miles daily to reach school. The healthy meal awaiting him at school is truly the highllight of his day.
"I really love this food and it is a big help to my family knowing I have at least one good meal a day. The "Serving Up" program has really changed my life. Tenky, Tenky. (Thank you, Thank you). - Michael Kargbo, January 202O
One behalf of Michael and all of us involved with the Diamond Child School, please know your donations are needed, well-used and most appreciated.