Recognizing the long-term physical, emotional, social and economic effects of malnutrition, hunger and poverty, we places great emphasis on teaching children simple farming – growing organic fruits and vegetables namely, tomatoes, maize, beans, cabbage, onions, carrots, pumpkins, watermelons, mangoes and passion fruits. The children learn sustainable techniques and help seasonal work such as: planting, pruning, weeding, fencing, harvesting, building, and caring for cows, sheep, goats. The farm animals provide children with protein in form of meat, eggs and milk.
As you can imagine, children arrive at the Hope centre malnourished, in rags, suffering from all types of childhood diseases and uneducated. Prevention is better than cure. We offer improved sanitation to the kids to prevent the spread of diseases that some kids carried to the centre from the villages. We immediately set about rectifying these problems. We provide immediate health assessments, fresh clothing, 2 nutritious meals a day, and an excellent education program all the way through to completing High School, followed by vocational training or preparation for University.
The project runs a nursery, daycare and primary school in Kasala at The Hope Centre and we are also paying school fees for 25 girls and boys in high schools and vocational training institutes. The organization is planning to construct dormitories at the centre to help the little babies at school with distance they walk everyday to come to school.