provide a hot lunch for school children
The school is located in a semi-urban slum in Mukono Town, Uganda. It is run by Nansubuga Josephine, a retired educator and former Uganda Ministry of Education employee.
She and her staff are dedicated to ensuring all kids get a chance at a proper education, regardless of their background. Nalusse’s students come largely from single parent homes and can often be found selling fruit and other small items in the streets after school. Nalusse’s school fees are kept below market standard to serve local struggling families.
Because of the lunch program, all students are served at least one hot meal a day: posho and beans, with a periodic side of cabbage.
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As a result of receiving a free hot lunch, students’ attendance is high. They are also energetic and able to learn well. This program is contributing to their personal development and to the development of Uganda – in the long run.
The annual budget is about $3,900. This includes all food, cooking oil, salt, charcoal and a salary for the cook.
Nansubuga supplements from her own garden to give her students a little variety. The kids are served sweet potato or cassava from time to time.
Those donations didn’t just feed kids, they also helped us outfit Nalusse Primary with a complete set of textbooks in 2016, and do some much needed renovations in 2017.
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