Ngerengere River Eco Camp

Non-governmental organization


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!


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