Meetings Industry Meeting Needs, the event industry charity, is helping to provide breakfasts for thousands of children in Kenya by co-funding a project with Africa Promise.
A grant of £4,884 helps provide the right start to the day for 2,400 children across Africa Promise’s six partner schools for the remainder of 2015.
This not only ensures that poor children do not start the day on an empty stomach, it also dramatically increases regular school attendance amongst youngsters who may have to walk miles to get to school. At a cost of only 9 pence per breakfast, the grant from Meeting Needs will fund the provision of more than 54,000 breakfasts.
Charles Coldman, director of African Promise, said: “We expect to deliver more than 300,000 meals between now and the end of this year and we are delighted that no pupil in any of our schools will now go through the school day on an empty stomach. We continue to receive feedback from teachers describing the positive impact of the programme on attendance, learning and performance.”
Meeting Needs executive committee member Kate Conway added: “Africa Promise’s project is a wonderful initiative that will serve 300,000 breakfasts by the end of this year and we are delighted to be able to support it.”