From November’s Report”
“There are three lunchtime feeding centres, Khayalethu 2 (K2, main offices, and pre-school) in Mahushu, Khayalethu 3 (K3, skills training) in Swalala, and at Magdalene’s home in Phola. In all the three centres we had a total combine number of 134 beneficiaries who benefited on the lunch time feeding programme during the month of October.
“At K2 where we are having many of our beneficiaries, we are dishing beneficiaries on the their school lunch containers, which they take the food to eat at home to reduce the number of children at the centre and we dish at the centre for the few to eat that do not have containers.”
“We have children from the ages of five to eighteen. We have care workers who are responsible for the afternoon care programme, and who mark the children on attendance registers, which helps to know if a child is there or not. When they find that a child is not attending ,they visit them at school, but if they don’t find the child at school they continue visiting the child at home to check why the child is not attending.
Those who need assistance with their school work are helped, and we support their spiritual, psychological, physical and cognitive wellbeing. We teach them how to do things by themselves, like gardening at their homes, and how to save money.
“During the afternoon we teach them about health. The adolescents are taught appropriate behaviour and also about hygiene, chores and the importance of education.”
“Thank you for providing enough funding for the lunchtime feeding programmes to be maintained for the next few months at least.”