We started a new pilot project: We offer breakfast and lunch for all 120 students
at our Happy Bricks Primary School!
Our Organization planned the project together with the
school children, their parents, teachers and local
leaders. In our meetings we agreed on the following:
1) All parents contributed 20kg of maize.
2) Ngerengere River Eco Camp already bought all
cooking materials (plates, cups, spoons, pots etc.).
3) Other cooking ingredients as well as the school
attendant´s salary must be covered every month by
donations from Eco Camp supporters.
First of all, no child can study well if s/he is hungry, and many students do not get
breakfast before school. These two meals will provide the students with more energy
and healthier nutrition. We believe that it will make the students come to class more
regularly. Some parents have already promised us to send their children for extra
The pilot project started on 2 October 2017. It will be for
ten months, but if we can find enough donos, the project
will continue even after July 2018.
The breakfast consists of hot porridge which is the typical
Tanzanian food for children. For lunch the students are
served Ugali (=local food made out of maize flour) with
beans and green vegetables.
Getrude has been recently recruited as a school
attendant. She is a professional teacher and a very
motivated woman. Getrude cooks the meals, cleans the
school area, supervises and teaches the children before
the teachers arrive and brings order to the school. We
are very happy to have found the perfect person for this
If you have the chance and the wish to support the
schoolchildren with this project you can cover the donation for a month. It is also
possible to donate a part of the costs. To prepare two meals for 120 students every
day, we need 855,000 TZS = 327 € = USD 383 = GBP297 each month.
If you are interested to support this project you can contact us for further
information and agreements. Or you can donate directly with the reference "food
project". Check our link 'Donating and Fundraising' under 'Get involved'.