Abukloi Awarded Kitchen Grant
Our deepest appreciation goes to Raliegh Court Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, VA for awarding us a $16,000 grant to construct a kitchen and storage area.
There are over 375 students at Abukloi Secondary, most of whom eat only one meal a day late at night. At this time, Abukloi has no means to provide even a snack in the middle of the school day. Poor nutrition and hunger results in low school attendance, illness, inattentiveness, and reduced cognitive ability.
The grant will be used to buy building materials and cover the cost of transportation of those materials. The students will provide the labor to build the kitchen and storehouse at the school. Our objective is to have the kitchen and storehouse completed in the next 2 to 3 months. Then we will apply to the World Food Program and other NGOs provide food to our students so that access to education and human capital development will increase.