In 2006, we fed 568 children one meal daily; in 2013 the number has increased to 1800, thanks to the increased support of our donors. The critically stunted and wasted receive a “breakfast”each day in addition to the peanut butter sandwich, glass of fresh milk and piece of fresh fruit.
The SCDP has been able to reduce the number of severely malnourished children (critical) from 177 (November 2007) to 41 (September 2012). This is a 77% reduction in the number of cases of severely malnourished children.
The number of moderately malnourished children have been reduced from 440 (November 2007) to 97 (September 2012). This is a 78% reduction in the number of cases of moderately malnourished children.
By eliminating malnutrition, we have also actively eliminated the possibility of the diseases of malnutrition such as Beri-Beri, Kwashiokor, Marasmus, Pellagra, Rickets and Scurvy.
The number of overweight and obese children has been reduced from 405 (March 2011) to 296 (September 2012). This is a 27% reduction in the number of cases of overweight and obese children.
The number of stunted children has been reduced from 414 (November 2007) to 126 (September 2012). This is a 69.5% reduction in the number of cases of stunted children.
After-School Care Programmes
After-school care activities are run by our staff, student volunteers and nurses from the local clinic. We provide sandwiches, milk and fruit to all children who attend these activities. The activities cover:
- English and maths tuition
- Various sport and exercise programmes
- Choir and craft
- Contraception workshops
Volunteers consisting of mainly young university students, provide a most valuable service.