We provide lunch to 300 children from vulnerable and low-income backgrounds every school day at two local primary schools. We give them big portions of healthy local food, bought from local farmers, including meat, beans, fruit and their favourite chapati!
For many of these children, their free school lunch is the only meal they eat. Without it children faint in class, have no energy to learn, and can miss school as they're sent onto the streets to search for food. Children also become ill, developing medical conditions they can't afford to treat.
Our kids are growing so much healthier, and happier! They're achieving much better results in school because they can learn with all their energy and without worrying about their stomachs. They're more protected from being sent onto the streets or sexually exploited to feed themselves. And our children are never absent from school!
Families are able to save money for other essentials, and local farmers have increased income to support their families, because we buy so much food from them!
We asked our Class 2 boys what they were eating. Here's what they said!
Nakuru Children's Project is a registered charity in England & Wales no. 1145739.
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