Empowers Africa is pleased to announce a USD 7,500 grant to Child Supplementary Feeding Program
Empowers Africa is pleased to announce a USD 7,500 grant to the Child Supplementary Feeding Program in the communities surrounding the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe.
The Singita Community Development Trust began its Child Supplementary Feeding Program in Zimbabwe in response to the 2002 drought that resulted in rampant malnutrition and illness among children. Singita has partnered with the Malilangwe Trust that is a nonprofit conducting philanthropic outreach in the communities surrounding the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe. Each morning, 19,000 children aging from 6 months to 12 years receive a nutritious meal prepared by volunteer mothers. The food is distributed at 436 feeding points on the outskirts of the reserve. The aim of the program is to facilitate the physical and mental development of these children and also to encourage their attendance at school. It costs USD 20 per year to feed one child a daily meal in this program.
Empowers Africa grant will fund the daily feeding for one year for approximately 375 children of the 19,000 supported by this program.
To learn more about their work please visit www.singita.com/community/