Tuesday, April 6, 2010

$3 Feeds a Child In Ethiopia for a MONTH!!!

From Lifesong for Orphans:

A hungry child can’t learn…

We found many of the students in the Ziway Lifesong School were coming to school hungry and brought no food for lunch. Teachers complained of lack of attention on the students’ part. Lifesong initiated a school feeding program in November, 2009, for all 300 students at the school.

For breakfast each receives fafa, a porridge-like food that provides the nutrients that each growing child needs. The lunch menu rotates through a cycle of fish soup, the national foods of shiro and injera, vegetable beef soup, and pasta.

Now that the Adami Tulu Nursery School has re-opened, Lifesong has also started a similar breakfast and lunch feeding program there.

The Ziway school feeding program, in which 300 children are fed two meals each day, has been very successful. Caregivers, teachers, and the students themselves report that they are much healthier, more attentive in class, and have more muscle and skin tone.

Sustaining the program of feeding each student a nutritious breakfast and lunch at the Adami Tulu School will take additional funding and special logistics. However, if it is God’s will, we know that He will provide what is necessary for the feeding program. On the first day of the feeding program, all students were measured for their height and weight and this data was recorded. Several children were found to be malnourished. Now that we have this statistical data, we intend to monitor the students’ progress.

In Ethiopia, $3 feeds 1 child for a month!*

*CLICK HERE TO DONATE and specify Ethiopia Feeding Program for your donation!  Remember, for just $3/month, you can feed 1 child in Ethiopia for an entire MONTH!
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4 comments:

Mandy said...

How can I donate to this feeding program?

Christi Ucherek said...

Thanks for posting!

-Christi & The Lifesong Staff

Lorraine, AKA Forever Blessed said...

Mandy, thank you for asking! Click on the Lifesong button that is just below this blog post to donate. (I edited the blog post to tell people to click there...thanks for pointing this out!)

Lorraine, AKA Forever Blessed said...

OK, I ammended the post again b/c the blog button doesn't take you directly to the donate page. I included a link that does though. Thanks!

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