Diamond Child School Director Mr. Gbankay Kamara gratefully acknowledges the real impact the Nutritious Foods for Sierra Leone Students program is having on his students this year. "The children come to school so excited in the morning, knowing that they will be served a nutritious meal freshly cooked at school. They are truly happy as this nourishes their bodies and minds, and they all pray that this program will continue."
On a "good day", many of our student’s families are lucky to put on their dinner table little more than a plate of "Garri", traditional cassava (yucca) powdery meal made of dry flour granules, mixed with water.
Thirteen-year-old Ibrahim Bendu echoes the sentiment: "I want to thank the program for providing the actual food nutrients our body needs for the day. I remember at first, I was so thin. Since this food started to be served at school this has made my life more healthy. It always gives me joy whenever I come to school in the morning."
Other interesting news and updates include collaborating with the prestigious American International School of Freetown (AISF), with whom Diamond Child has had an ongoing relationship since 2018. AISF has offered to conduct a general inventory of Diamond Child before the year is out. This in-house index will help us gauge more efficiently the daily operation of our center. Aware of this vital feeding program they applaud the donations made to keep the "Diamonds" healthy.
As we come to the closing of this academic year, we can honestly directly attribute the overall progress of Diamond Child to GlobalGiving’s generous contributions. Being that this is the first academic year that our institution has been granted the status of an official secondary education institution by the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), we can proudly claim that 52 "Diamonds" sat for the official National Primary School Examination (NPSE) exams last weekend. We expect the majority will continue to the secondary level at Diamond Child in the fall of this year. All our pupils benefit from GlobalGiving’s endowment. “Good nutrition equals results”.
happy children eating well
So many benefitting!