In response to the needs of the rural communities and the children it serves, Nhaka Foundation developed an in-school feeding program to address one of the biggest challenges faced each day in, and out, of the classroom-hunger. A great many children come to school with empty stomachs making it impossible for them to concentrate or fully participate in classroom and outdoor activities.
While Nhaka’s work is focused on children enrolled in ECD Centers, it simply could not ignore the remaining primary school students as the concern is pervasive. Thus, the program provides sustenance once each day in the form of a protein drink for all of the students in all of the primary schools it serves.
Presently, the program feeds of over 5,000 children a day across seven primary schools in collaboration with the schools and communities; food preparation and service is managed on-site by community volunteers while team Nhaka manages the logistics, training and program oversight.