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Project information

Feeding programme for schools in rural Kenya

This feeding programme will benefit 2,400 children from our six partner primary schools in rural Kenya by providing a basic daily lunch for one year.

January 2016 - December 2016

Charity information: African Promise

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  • Need


    Hunger presents a serious obstacle to the improvement of pupil performance in our partner schools as it not only impacts on retention, access and drop-out rates but it also severely inhibits the learning of those pupils remaining in school, who are required to engage in learning on empty stomachs.


    Our school feeding programme provides both health and educational benefits to the vulnerable, impoverished children in our partner schools. A healthy and well-fed child is a child more able to concentrate and learn but, as well as keeping minds and bodies fueled, our feeding programme also encourages children to attend school and keeps them there throughout the day.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a daily meal for each of the 2,400 children across our 6 partner schools for one year


    » Raise around £50,000
    » Purchase nearly 100,000kg of dried food, including rice, maize and beans.
    » Provide nearly half a million meals.

    What success will look like

    Success will be all of these children each receiving a daily meal throughout the entire year.

  • Impact


    In the long-term we hope that the programme, by helping to improve pupil health and welfare, will play a significant role in delivering improvements to academic performance and pupil attainment.


    Food price inflation in Kenya is an on-going risk to the financing of this programme. To mitigate against this we have budgeted for a 5% term-on-term increase in food prices. We will also purchase food in bulk on a termly basis in order to benefit from whatever discounts are available.


    Funders of this project will receive a termly report on the programme. This will include relevant figures for the programme for the previous term as well as feedback from stakeholders, along with plans for the forthcoming term.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,203

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      Amount Heading Description
      £14,435 Food for Term I Foodstuffs for Jan, Feb and Mar 2016
      £14,150 Food for Term II Foodstuffs for May, Jun and Jul 2016
      £11,618 Food for Term III Foodsfuffs for Sep, Oct and Nov 2016

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Aspect Capital £20,100 Conditional
    Herrod Foundation £7,500 Guaranteed
    Supporter fundraising & donations £2,594 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Our partner schools our located in an isolated region of rural south-east Kenya. This programme will be delivered in six schools: Jora Primary, Kisimenyi Primary, Rukanga Primary, Makwasinyi Primary, Bungule Primary and Kiteghe Primary.


    Food insecurity is a major problem in this drought afflicted region, where most of the population are subsistence farmers. This results in a number of primary school children being severely undernourished. This project will help to reverse that.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    In the 8 years that we have been operational in this region we have built close working relationships with our partner schools and local stakeholders, and have earnt a reputation for successfully implementing a range of projects and programme that deliver tangible change and development.

    We launched our pupil feeding programme in one of our partner schools in September 2013. It now reaches all 2,400 pupils across our network of schools.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mr Denis Mwanyiro

    Responsible for delivery and monitoring of the project.

    Mr Charles Coldman

    Responsible for project strategy and planning, and fundraising.


pays for lunch for all 2,400 children for one day

The feeding programme has seen many children who were out of school resume schooling.

Mr Victor Masai, Head teacher, Jora Primary School (feeding programme since Sep 2013)