Thursday, April 15, 2021

Feeding Scheme


Programme Leader: Mamma Aloni

Chief Funding Body:  The Macius Restis Charitable Trust from Greece.

Programme History

The Feeding Scheme began in July 2007 with an average of 70 orphans a week (Mondays - Fridays). Since then it has grown to now feed 250-300 children a day in the summer. However, numbers decrease in winter because of the rainy and cold weather.

During the long vacation periods like in December and public holidays, the children receive food parcels to take home. The serving of so many extra children has been made possible by donations received from various sources.

Current Activities

Everyday, the children are served a balanced meal consisting of carbohydrates, protein and vegetables with a slice of fruit and fresh juice. The menu differs depending on the season and availability of food.

Other People Involved

Employment is given to two women from the Kayamandi community ( Mama Aloni and Mamma Fibi) to run this project that is also supervised by our office manager.

Youth Leaders Involved

Volunteers from the Kayamandi community who come to help serve or wash dishes and cutlery.

Holistic Impact of Programme

Leaders and unemployed parents have expressed their thanks for this project that not only feeds the children but also draws them to attend the Learning Center.  The trust has also funded kitchen equipment, a cold room, floor tiles and wiring.  We are happy to say that our kitchen now meets health standards!

Future Plans/Visions for the Programme

  • For the ability to feed more children.
  • To be able to feed the aged as well.

Wish List/Needs for the Programme

  • Better cooking equipment to cater to more kids.
  • More cutlery (spoons), cups and plates.
  • A more regular source of fresh food (i.e. fruits and vegetables) from wholesalers rather than having to shop at the local supermarket several times a week at consumer prices.
  • A canopy for protection from the rain during our winter months.
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