Problem Description26% of Kenya’s children are stunted due to chronic undernutrition and 40% of Kenya’s population is undernourished. 43% (21 million) of Kenya’s population is below 15 years old and 46% of Kenyans live below the poverty line. Climate change has severely undermined food security for Kenya and other African countries with those living in urban slum areas particularly vulnerable as they do not often produce their own food. In slum areas, food availability, access and use which are the three pillars of food security continue to be a challenge with children being the most vulnerable.
Community school based restaurants provide food for education at heavily subsidised prices to primary school students in slum areas to improve nutrition status, improve school attendance and performance.
We prepare standardised and nutritious menus, source for food directly from farmers at competitive prices enabling access to fresh and nutritious food and provide high quality food to students at heavily subsidised prices. To cover the extra cost of the subsidies, we sell food to community members at the restaurant and a food delivery system similar to 'dabbawalas', improving access to fresh, nutritious and high quality food leading to healthier, more stable and literate communities. To improve food use as an aspect of food security, we will hold regular nutrition classes, practice and teach smart farming practices that encourage urban slum dwellers to grow their own food in their homes.
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Vision A society where children are well nourished and have the opportunity to excel in school and improve their lives. Mission. To enhance learning ability by providing nutritious food, essential amenities and mentorship to vulnerable school children. Objectives 1. To improve health and learning ability by providing nutritious school lunch to vulnerable children. 2. To improve interest in learning and value for education through mentorship programs. 3. To provide basic amenities that ensure effective learning.
- Wawira Njiru, Exec Dir, Food 4 Education
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|Growing scaling and spreading6||Strong leadership, management, implementation skills|
|Evidence derived from evaluations in multiple sites, and independently run randomised control trials||Innovation or impact at scale|