School Feeding Program
In 2011 KUEF initiated the development of a school feeding program to provide enriched porridge at two local primary schools. This was the result of numerous discussions with Principals and teachers at BLISS, Gichunge and Kithoka Primary schools, parents and community members and baseline research conducted by our Research Interns.
These schools could not afford to serve any meals to students. Many children came to school having only a cup of tea for breakfast and then nothing to eat all day. Our research revealed that almost 38% of these primary school children were malnourished and alarmingly, some were "wasting" - or severely malnourished.
Cooking prior to the new kitchens
was done in a classroom and outdoors.
Through NOC (Nurture Our Children) the local community effectively organizes and facilitates this program; insuring long-lasting results.
Food is locally grown and sourced; largely dependent on community school gardens.
School gardens are cared for primarily by volunteer parents of the students.
NOC is accountable to KUEF and local leadership through AakaKenya
You can help feed these children!
Consider a donation to the Feeding Program and literally NOURISH young lives. Currently KUEF provides a 1/2 liter of enriched porridge to about 800 children every school day.
You can donate through PayPal, by clicking on Donate below (no account needed) or by check.
Checks made payable to: KUEF Inc. (memo line: Feeding Program) may be mailed to:
Kenyan Urithi Education Fund, Inc.
P. O. Box 2182
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2182