School Feeding Programme

In November 2020 in partnership with Grace Foundation, a Gambian Charity founded in 2017 the School Feeding Programme was launched. The programme provides schools meals for nearly 400 children at St Peters’ and Wisdom Nursery Schools. These schools serve very poor communities so many of the children arrive at school hungry because their families do not have enough income to provide even the barest minimum of food. As a result many children are withdrawn from school, and to earn money to provide food for the family, have to engage in street trading thus exposing them to risks including sexual abuse, child trafficking, teenage pregnancies, and child labour.

The programme provides these children with a daily nutritious meal, ensuring their attendance at school and safeguarding them from the risks of being on the streets.

A donation of:

·         £1 provides a school meal each day for a month for one child.       

·         £5 provides a school meal each day for a month for 5 children.

·         £10 provides a school meal each day for a month for 10 children.  

·         £12 provides a school meal each day for a year for one child.

 

Donations can be made through this website via the Charities Aid Foundation icon on the home page.

More information about the work we are doing with these schools can be found in the school’s work section of the website.