Let's turn ugly fish into a sustaining gift: We're building 3 fishponds in Kenya and expanding our partner's fish program. This project will feed 900+ orphaned and vulnerable school children and youth in Kenya. Forty youth and 74 children will learn life skills in this developing economic sector. The project will generate sustainable revenues for our partner, thereby decreasing future donor dependence. We're feeding schoolchildren now so that they can feed themselves and others in the future!
Can you imagine deciding between feeding your children or educating them? The population in Kenya, East Africa, is both growing and young. Almost 1 out of 3 Kenyans is below age 10. Chronic malnutrition affects 33% of children under age 5. Often children are pulled from school until after a harvest of cash crops can be sold to pay school expenses such as a uniform. School meals make it possible for children to stay in school to learn, contributing to their brighter future.
1.This project will improve the health of 900+ orphaned school children and youth in Kenya. Proper and adequate nutrition prevents illness. 2.Children and youth empowerment: When children are no longer hungry they can focus in school, which influences future economic opportunities. 3.Skills Training: Youth will train in fish farming, a developing economic sector. 4.Small Scale Sustainable Enterprise: Excess production will generate revenues to decrease future donor dependence.
Our partner serves 3,000+ meals daily to 900+ orphaned children and youth who live and attend school on-site. When children are no longer hungry, they can begin to hope and dream about their future. All students graduate to university, technical school or employment. More broadly, though, this project supports our goal to empower 900+ orphaned children and youth to develop into healthy, productive members of their communities.