Project information

School lunches for children in Nairobi's slums

To provide a nutritious lunch each school day to 300 children living in Nairobi's slums.

January 2013 - December 2013

Charity information: Footsteps International

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  • Need


    Children living in the Kware kwa Reben area of Nairobi come to school on empty stomachs. Providing a school lunch each day boosts nutrition, reduces sickness and time off school, helps the children concentrate on school work and helps the parents by sharing the load of caring for their children.


    Money will be provided for the Church on the Rock School to buy maize and beans to provide school meals each day.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide 300 children with school meals each term day.


    » Provide funds to buy maize and beans to be cooked at the Church on the Rock School each day.

    What success will look like

    Each child attending the school has enough to eat.

  • Impact


    Well fed children have fewer days off school sick which increases their likelihood of getting good grades at school. We will monitor sickness absence and school achievement in national exams.


    The main risk (as in all areas of Africa) is that the money isn't used as intended. This risk is managed by working with trustworthy partners at the Church on the Rock School, and 6 monthly visits by UK Trustees to view the project.


    We produce regular newsletters for donors.
    We produce project-specific reports.
    We obtain records of expenditure from the project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,100

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      Amount Heading Description
      £6,100 Foodstuff Purchase maize, beans and charcoal

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Rotary Club members £1,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Kware kwa Reuben area is an industrial area near Nairobi airport in Kenya. Over the past 10 years it has attracted a population of migrant workers who live in tin shacks. There is no proper sewage system and water is provided from communal stand pipes and tanks.
    This area is frequently overlooked by external donors.


    The immediate beneficiaries are the 300 children who attend the Church on the Rock Primary School. The meals will boost nutrition levels and reduce sickness absence.
    The children's families benefit by having extra support to ensure their meagre and intermittent incomes go further.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a long-standing connection with the Church on the Rock School and know that it is a well-run, honest school in one of the most deprived areas of Nairobi.
    We visit regularly at our own expense to ensure the money is used as intended.
    we have virtually zero overheads, so all money donated goes to the project.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Martin Print

    Chairman of Trustees and responsible for overall budget control and ensuring the money is spent correctly by visiting the project at his own expense.

    Bernard And Ruth Ndetei

    Co-founders and directors of the Church on the Rock School who have a passion for educating children in the Nairobi slums


£1 buys 10 school meals