Fortifying young children.
The Malilangwe Trust’s Nutrition Programme gives young learners a healthy platform to work from. Every school day, 20,000 students receive a nourishing 300ml cup of mahewu – a porridge-based drink. Apart from providing much-needed nutrition, headmasters of the schools where these drinks are distributed have confirmed that these drinks are also increasing school attendance.
The system runs in tandem with the Ministry of Health to ensure that all the centres have potable water and appropriately trained personnel administering the project.
The nutritious drinks:
– boost the children’s health
– support increased classroom participation
– help them thrive in school
Young school children receive a mahewu-drink (300ml) every school day32
Schools and 4 orphanages serve as distribution centres and benefit from the Feeding Programme