With support from various partners, African Bush Camps Foundation has been providing a healthy nutritional supplement to the 137 pupils and 6 teachers at Mambanje Primary School for the past 2 years.
The supplementary feeding has resulted in a 95% attendance to classes and together with other interventions, we have started seeing an increase in the pass rate at the school from 0 % in 2015 to 38% in 2016. Over the past 2 years, cases of school children fainting in class have not been reported unlike the previous years were we had many of these. The thriving school garden has also brought in the much needed green addition to the sadza and sugar beans meals.
Over the past 2 days, the Trust Manager took time to conduct project visits and shared meals with the kids. The look of the kids as they enjoy their meals is so heart warming and brings great joy and satisfaction in the work the African Bush Camps family is doing in mobilising resources for these marginalised and poorly resourced communities. In photographs below, children at the school sharing a meal with the Head Teacher Ms Changara, Trust Manager Obert Manyeza and children tending to their school garden for fresh vegetable production.