School Feeding Program in Sierra Leone

by A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa
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Summary

Malnutrition/starvation are very commonplace here. Most children have never known what a full and nutritious meal looks like. The feeding program is essential to their mental/physical health/growth. We are working to raise funds for four different feeding programs in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
$103,476.00
total goal
$80,007.00
remaining
199
donors
2
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

20% of Sierra Leone children will die before their 5th birthday. Malnutrition and starvation are heavy contributors to this woeful statistic. And there are still untold numbers of kids who don't ever see a nutritious meal. Mal-Nourishment/Starvation also contributes to terribly impaired learning capabilities. This makes the four school feeding programs BTA is funding/wants to fund absolutely critical to the future of the country

Solution

Because of the school feeding program, the children who are participating in the program come to school every day and on time; they're more active in class; they're doing better academically; they're stronger and more energetic; and they are moving on to higher grade levels!! We are very proud!

Long-Term Impact

Long term impact: healthier children who will be educated and succeed because they've been nourished. A story: I came to know a school with a BTA feeding program in 2005 when I was a drop-out selling kerosene in the streets. As a boy with an empty stomach, I used to find it difficult to go & be in school with a concentrated mind. Then I received food through BTA. As a result of this meal, I stayed in school healthy and active and am now the Principal for the same school I attended with BTA!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.brighterafrica.org
Home Website for A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa
Interview with Director on BTA
Video of Director Sharing Voices of Sierra Leone

Organization Information

A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa

Location: Arlington, Virginia - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.brighterafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sarah Armstrong
Arlington, Virginia United States
$23,469 raised of $103,476 goal
 
288 donations
$80,007 to go
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