One of our advisors, a experienced educator, once made the simple observation that children can’t learn when they are hungry.
And the best efforts at education often fall short when faced with the negative impact of hunger and malnutrition on physical and social development in children.
In 2013, I-KODI launched its Lunchtime Feeding Program at the Konditi Primary School. We provide basic food staples- rice, beans, maize and cooking oil- on a monthly basis to the school. We helped coordinate the purchase of several large cooking pots and countless tin plates. We worked with donors and community members to build a small shelter for the children to sit and eat.
Mothers in the community rise early and go to the school to start the cooking fires and prepare the food. At midday, children line up to wash their hands in a basin of clean water and to gather a plate.
They each receive a large portion of hot food that is nutritious and filling. After finishing their meal, they return to their classrooms, ready and able to take on the challenge of learning. For many, this will be the only meal they receive during the day.
Providing a simple hot meal has a lasting impact on the health of these children and a ripple effect in the community.Mothers are relieved of the burden of providing a meal for their children during the day.
Children are able to stay in school, focus better on their studies. Attendance goes up.
Teachers are able to do their jobs more effectively. Learning improves, test scores rise.
Children are better prepared to face each day and to make the most of their time in the classroom.
We invite you to join us in helping to promote these positive effects through the simple act of proving a daily hot meal.
What your donation provides:
$25 provides a hot lunchtime meal for one child for a year
$800 provides a hot meal for all the children at the school for a month
How to make a donation
By clicking Donate Now, you will be directed to a secure online donation page managed by The Hitchcock Foundation, the fiscal agent for I-KODI.
Simply fill in your name, the amount of your donation and indicate “I-KODI” as the name of the program. 100% of your donation will be directed to I-KODI. Secure payment can then be made by PayPal as directed.
All donations will be processed through the Hitchcock Foundation and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Your generosity is deeply appreciated.