Creating Better Futures (CBF)

The Feeding Programme

Creating Better Futures believes that education is the key to overcoming poverty. We have therefore developed a feeding programme to provide 2 nourishing meals every school day for all the children at our three partner schools in Zimbabwe. This initiative seeks to increase attendance and attainment.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1148929)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£7,990

Donations

24

    Categories

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • OtherOther

Location

Zimbabwe

Situation

The project is being carried out in areas where most households survive on small scale subsistence farming. Cyclone Idai, which hit in May of 2019, was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa, leaving over one thousand dead. Many families lost their crops in the storm along with the ability to feed their families and make a profit on any surplus they may have had. Since Idai, food has been in short supply so it is crucial that we fund our project in these difficult times.

Solution

The feeding programme was established in May 2012 and provides a nourishing meal of maheu, a maze-based drink, subsidised with porridge to now feed over 3000 children. The project can be used as a way to help boost attendance and improve the children's ability to learn. Hungry children have a harder time concentrating at school and parents are more inclined to enrol their children if it will alleviate some of the food requirements for the household. Education opens the door to opportunity.

  • 'I am so grateful to CBF for their help. I now don't feel hungry when I go to school and my grandmother doesn't have to worry about us anymore.'

    — Hildah - A 10 year old girl living in Chitakatira Village