Food For Thought Africa is a Northern Ireland based charity established in 2007 by retired teacher Denise Kennedy and former solicitor Maeve Marnell. We work to overcome poverty in Africa through education providing feeding programmes in schools and secondary school scholarships.
Many children from the slums of Nairobi are faced with the daily decision of going to school and going hungry or skipping school and spending the day begging and stealing in the hope of getting something to eat that day.
By offering a cooked meal in school we encourage the children to come to school and stay in school and get themselves out of poverty for good.
Our feeding programmes work! Attendance rates are up and the overall performance of the schools that we feed has improved dramatically. We currently feed 1000 school children every day but with your help we can expand our feeding programmes throughout Kenya and ultimately throughout Africa and give even more children the chance to get themselves out of poverty for good.
JUST £1.50 FEEDS 1 CHILD FOR 1 MONTH – GIVE TODAY
Secondary School Scholarships
As a result of our feeding programme, the children in our primary schools started to show a dramatic improvement in the KCPE (the exam they do to gain admittance to secondary school).
We became aware however that the vast majority of children were not continuing on to secondary school. This is because whilst primary education in Kenya is free secondary is not and for parents earning less than a dollar a day the fees are prohibitively expensive. For this reason in January 2009 we started our secondary school scholarship programme, providing everything that the children need to attend boarding school for 4 years. This not only gives the sponsored child the chance to get out of poverty but has a positive effect in the primary school where the children now have hope that they will be able to continue their education.
With your help we can sponsor even more children and help them get themselves and their families out of poverty for good.
FROM JUST £500 A YEAR YOU CAN SPONSOR A CHILD IN SECONDARY EDUCATION – GIVE TODAY.