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Food-security-programmes

In just over two weeks’ time, African Adventures staff and supporters will be stepping outside of their comfort zones to take on the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge, walking either 25km, 54km or 106km around the coastal path to raise money for our food security programmes. Our aim is to raise a total of £10,000 from this event, which is enough to feed over 1,300 children at our partner schools in Kenya for a whole six months.

In this week’s blog post, we want to share with you the impact your donation to our challenge will make and why the food security programmes are so important for our partner schools.

What are our food security programmes?

Our partner schools in Kenya provide free, nutritious meals every day to their pupils, who might otherwise have to go without. For some children, the meal they receive at school is the only food they eat each day. Through your kind donations to African Adventures Foundation, we provide funding to help cover the costs of these school meals, which provide a lifeline for many children and their families.

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The impact of your donation

Not only do our food security programmes ensure that children get two nutritious meals a day and won’t go hungry, but they also provide children with the energy needed to focus at school and get the most out of their education.

Wilson, a student at the Walk Centre, is part of a family of 11. They all live in a rented single room together. Wilson’s mother is a single parent and earns money as a casual labour worker to provide for her family.  As a casual worker, she has no guaranteed income each day to buy basic essentials like food, so Wilson and his siblings, who all attend the Walk Centre, rely heavily on the food security programme for a filling meal.

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“Our partner schools’ food security programmes provide a lifeline for many pupils and their families, giving the children the energy needed to focus on their education. We are proud to be taking part in the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge to raise money for this vital provision – the sore legs and feet will absolutely be worth it, and your donations will help motivate us even more! Thank you for your support.” Rachel, Fundraising Manager

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Donate to our Isle of Wight challenge

Our team is so passionate about our work and raising money for our food security programmes that the sore feet and aching legs will be 100% worth it! No child should be expected to manage without food – just £20 can fund 280 meals. To donate to our challenge, please click here.

 

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