Children learn best when they are rested and well nourished.
Many families in Pap-Onditi struggle to provide enough food each day to feed their children. Children arrive at school hungry, and this hunger interferes with their ability to learn. It prevents optimal physical growth and slows brain development.
To combat this hunger at a very fundamental level, I-KODI initiated a Lunchtime Feeding Program that provides a hot lunch to over 380 children at the Konditi Primary School each day.
Basic staple foods of rice, beans, maize and cooking oil are bought from local markets and supplied to the school on a monthly basis. Each day, the children receive a generous portion of hot food at midday. This food will sustain them for the rest of the day and allow them to focus on the task of learning.
We invite you to learn more about our Lunchtime Feeding Program and consider joining us in supporting our efforts to improve the health and educational development of these children.