Posts tagged Children
Feeding Hungry School Children

Recently little Moses fainted at school because he hadn't eaten in several days. Hunger is rampant in Mbayi. Children who walk long distances to school with empty tummies have little energy to concentrate in class. Poor nutrition is affecting their mental development. Hit hard by the incident with Moses and concerned about the plight of these kids, I met with teachers at Mbayi Primary School. It was clear we needed to devise some sort of feeding program. I had some bags of dehydrated vegetables brought by recent visitors and offered to buy mealie-meal (corn flour) for the traditional nshima (the staple cornmeal food). So the other day amidst much excitement two volunteer mothers prepared lunch. Fifty children were at school that day (there are about 200 registered), for the most part tattered and hungry, and I felt a tug at my heartstrings as they seriously then joyfully had a meal together.

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Agape Land School

Mid December 2012 I received a text from my friend Presley which simply said “Good news—we have been given a community school to run” ( the owner had moved to Lusaka). He knew it would be good news to me because for quite some time I have been very concerned about the plight of street children and how to help them. We met in Chingola town, grabbed a taxi and took the short trip, about 20 minutes, to Chabanyama.

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