Portfolio Category: Food for Fees

Food for Fees SHIKUWATA

In 2016, COCO invested in developing a Food for Fees programme for SHIKUWATA, an organisation educating disabled children, who are often left out of mainstream education. Altogether this has allowed 30 disabled children to go to school who would otherwise not have been able to do so. The organisation is working to counter stigmas against disabilities,…
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Belkmans is aged 18 and lives in Mpandangindo with his mother and his 2 younger siblings, both of whom are in nursery. His mother is a subsistence farmer and, unfortunately, none of the family know where Belkmans’ father is. Belkmans studies in Form Four at Lupunga Secondary School, which is a half-hour walk from his…
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Growing food forests and providing training in sustainable agriculture allows children to eat nutritious food, whilst learning of the importance of a healthy diet. Malnutrition is not only detrimental to health, but also means that many children cannot reach their full potential at school due to deprivation of essential nutrients needed for brain development. "In…
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