The worsening of food insecurity in Kenya is attributed to a number of factors, including dry periods caused by three consecutive years of in- sufficient rainfall, below-average agricultural and cattle production and the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects.
Along with this, there is a fuel problem related to war in Ukraine that has affected Kenya and raised the cost of all foods.
The overall academic success of school-age children is significantly impacted by health and nutrition. For a school system to be functional, it must be made sure that kids are fed, healthy, and able to learn.
The advantages of school feeding extend far beyond the provision of meals and also have an impact on inclusion and equity in the educational process.
Positive effects on academic performance, particularly for girls, have been proven thanks to rising enrollment and ongoing attendance. Our school feeding program has increased overall nutritional status at Haven Primary School which needs more funding to provide enough food for the children.
With the high cost of food products and supplies, it has become expensive sustaining the feeding program. We need to double the current cash budget and more donors to increase support. We however thank God for the far that we have come and we have been able to feed the children during this tough times.
We need more support and donations towards the feeding program for the hungry children of Korogocho slums to be fed for the learning in our school to go well.