Thanks to everyone’s support, NPO Seibo has been able to continuously provide school meal assistance to children in Malawi. In this update, we have compiled highlights of our activities from December 2023 to January 2024.
Highlights of December 2023
A new stove (rocket stove: heating cooking utensil) and pots have been delivered to Kaputa Elementary School in the northern Mzimba area. By replacing the old utensils used for daily meal preparation with new ones, we can now deliver meals to children in a more hygienic environment.
The above photo depicts the distribution of Likuni Phala (school meals) at the CBCC (Community-Based Child Care) center in Puenba. In Malawi, there are two types of childcare institutions: private nurseries and CBCCs. In the northern region where the kindergarten system is not well-established, community-based CBCCs provide children with consistent opportunities for meals.
（The photo above shows the delivery of food at the Chilingani CBCC located in the Chilomoni area in the southern region.）
Highlights of January 2024
This is a glimpse of children learning at St. Paul Elementary School in Mzimba. Thanks to the support of school meals, children can attend school every day and study. School meals play a crucial role in providing the opportunity for education to the promising children of the future.
The above photo captures the scene at Kanyerere Elementary School, located in the remote areas of the northern Mzimba region, where community women are handing out porridge for school meals to the children. This region poses challenges for many children who may discontinue their education at an early stage as reaching the elementary school requires crossing rivers and forests. However, these school meals serve as a support for the children’s continued attendance, and there are instances where children who had previously dropped out decide to return to school.
The above photo shows community women preparing school meals at Kazengo Elementary School in the northern Mzimba region. They are using the rocket stove for cooking.
The above photo shows the children at Chabele Elementary School having their meals. About 200 students attend classes and learn every day at this elementary school. Our organization aims to improve attendance rates among these children through the provision of school meals.
In the Mzimba region, over 700 children attend Devi Elementary School every day.
Thank you for Malawi
This is an activity report from the northern Muzinba region. It includes videos about school meal support, the daily lives of the children, and the activities of local staff and volunteers. Please take the opportunity to listen to the voices from the local community.