School breakfasts in Kenya
Due to the amazing support of our generous donors we have now introduced a School breakfast program at the Precious Vision School in Kenya in addition to the donation funded School Lunch program. Before school all children now receive either a hot cup of nutritious and filling porridge, or a banana.
Introducing a breakfast program was very important as, although the children were now receiving a cooked lunch each day, many were arriving at school hungry and lethargic often not eating dinner the previous night. With the lunch program their energy would pick up after the break but by then half a day of education had been wasted. As well as a huge morale boost for the students and teachers, the daily breakfasts are ensuring that these young minds and bodies have the energy they need to get through an entire day of schooling. You cannot separate nutrition and education; they really go hand in hand. Any investment in education risks being wasted if there are not accompanying investments in the student’s nutritional needs, now the Precious Vision School has the whole package!
In the long term the plan is for the School to be self sustaining and not reliant on donations, as such we have also been using donations to establish sustainable income genertion projects. News on these to follow soon…