There are more than 3,000,000 children in Tanzania with stunted growth due to lack of nutritious and balanced diet(Tanzania National Nutrition Survey report, 2014). This is because they do not take in a balanced diet. Most of them eat only one or likely two meals per day. Orphaned girls, who missed the important meal intake face the same challenge when brought to the IOP Center. They need a nutritious meal to grow and attend schools.
Ilula Orphan Program provides nutrition education, education and care to the orphans and other neglected groups. The 34 orphaned girls at Ilula Orphan Home for girls, will be trained on life skills, health, balanced diet, hygiene and responsibility. They will receive a daily nutritious meal to improve their health and increase their academic performance.
The project will provide nutrition education, life skills education, balanced diet, hygiene and health education to 34 orphaned girls. The acquired balanced diet and education will reduce diseases associated with food deficiency, increase academic performance and reduce future stunting to the girl's children when they become parents and the rural Tanzanian Community.