Empowers Africa Announces a Grant for USD 8,000 to Nkomo Primary School in South Africa
Empowers Africa is happy to announce a grant of USD 8,000 to Nkomo Primary School for their nutrition feeding program which provides meals to over 456 orphans and vulnerable children on a daily basis. This grant will provide food and operational costs for the feeding program for 12 months.
Nkomo Primary School is a deep rural school, situated along the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The school lacks an alternative food source for this program and does not have permanent water to maintain a school garden. Empowers Africa has funded this program for several years and will continue to until the food supply is secure.
Nkomo Primary School was founded in 1998 with 60 children and one teacher (Themba Zikhali). At that time, there were no classrooms, so teaching and learning took place under the trees. The school has seen remarkable growth in the last decade and a half and currently educates more than 900 children, and has 24 teachers and 8 support staff.
They have been able to add many other facilities to serve the needs of the children. One of the programs birthed out of Nkomo’s innovative model to protect children is their Orphans and Vulnerable Children nutrition program which feeds approximately 456 orphans daily.
The leadership and dedication to providing education to students in rural villages and the care and protection they provide to orphans and vulnerable children has not gone unnoticed: the school was identified as a role model in it’s region.
To learn more about what they do, please visit www.nkomoprimaryschool.org
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