For a whole school year we offered 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 bought all cooking materials
(plates, cups, spoons, pots etc.).
3) Other cooking ingredients as well as the school
attendant´s salary were 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 provide the students with more energy and
healthier nutrition. We believe that it makes the students come to class more regulary.
The pilot project started in October 2017 and lasted until July
2018. The project finished due to lack of regular donations.
The breakfast consisted of hot porridge which is the typical
Tanzanian food for children. For lunch the students were
served Ugali (=local food made out of maize flour) with
beans and green vegetables.
For this project we recruited Getrude as a school attendant.
She is a professional teacher and a very motivated woman!
Getrude cooked the meals, cleaned the school area and
supervised the children before the teachers arrived and
brought order to the school. Twice a week Getrude gave
extra tuition in the afternoon. We are very happy to have
found the perfect person for this job!
If we are offered regular funds for at least some months, we
might relaunch this project. To prepare two meals for 120 students every day, we need
TZS 855,000 (~ EUR 326, USD 370) each month. If you are considering donating, we are
happy to provide further information upon request!