School Feeding Program in Sierra Leone

by A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa
Jul 5, 2011

Summer Update for A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa

A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa Report  Global Giving June 2011

A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa (BTA) continues to support
the feeding program of Children of the Nations in Sierra Leone, West Africa
which centers on an area of this country with great needs, where the children
need to be encouraged. The involvement of BTA, and the nutritious meals which
they provide for so many of our school going children, positively impacts their
development in many ways.

Good food plays a great role in the physical health of a
child but is also crucial in their mental advancement. Not only does improved
nutrition allow for the healthy development of a child’s brain but the
incentive provided by the meals served daily at school encourages the children
and youth to come and come regularly. Since time spent at a Mallory Jansen
Memorial School also involves the development of social skills and spiritual understanding it
can be said that BTA assists Children of the Nations greatly in our vision of
caring for children holistically. With the support of BTA we can reach our
goals and bring more girls and boy in to school.

In the past, children were coming to school hungry and tired. Most parents in our community cannot
provide breakfast for their children. With the help of BTA we are able to
assist some children with milk in the morning hours and then later in the day
all of the students benefit from the main BTA meal. In the second term of this
academic year we were blessed by some additional assistance offered by World
Food Program. They have been able to give us some bulger wheat, vegetable oil
and salt. With the help of this supply we have been able to expand the BTA
feeding program. Now we are able to give all of our children both breakfast and
lunch at school. Breakfast is served from 7.30 am with the school day beginning
at 8 am. Lunch is then prepared by around 12 pm.

A Child’s Story –
Lombeh Sheriff

Lombeh Sheriff is 14 years old and she is in Prep 6. She lives at Senehun village which is
about 2 miles from the school she attends, Mallory Jansen Memorial Primary School, Ngolala .

Lombeh always walks to school through the stream that passes between Senehun and Ngolala. Her parents are
farmers. Lombeh often came to school late and hungry, already tired for her morning class. With the expansion of our feeding program this academic year, Lombeh’s punctuality at school has been very exciting to see. This will help in both Lombeh’s educational performance as well as her physical health.


A Child’s Story - Lahai


Lahai Yovenah is a 15 year old boy staying at Wubangay
village but during the week he transfers to a village called Monicawe about 1
mile from our school in Ngolala. Lahai is one of the children who has benefited
from BTA meals since they began being offered in our schools. Lahai is now in
Junior Secondary School 1, growing strong and furthering his education.


A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa is a real blessing for our
children in Banta Mokelleh. It brings us all great joy to be able to offer such
hope to these children.





Number of Children being served food daily – As of June 2011








Number of children




MJM Nursery, Ngolala







MJM Primary, Ngolala







MJM JSS, Ngolala







MJM SSS, Ngolala







MJM Skills Training,







MJM Nursery, Mokpangumba







MJM Primary, Mokpangumba







MJM Nursery, Mosenesi







MJM Primary, Mosenesi







MJM Nursery, Marjay Town







MJM Primary, Marjay Town















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A Brighter Tomorrow for Africa

Location: Arlington, Virginia - USA
Project Leader:
Sarah Armstrong
Arlington, Virginia United States
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