Update: January 2018
More meals for more students
Our Kitarini School Lunch Program was already a huge success and demand has expanded even more! We are now providing 500 lunches per school day, an increase of 25%.
What is in the lunch we serve?
A cooked mixture of maize, corn flour, beans, oil, and salt. Warm, nutritious and filling the students can free themselves from hunger and concentrate on studies.
Meet a Student
Sokoine Lesakire is 14 year-old boy student who has attended Kitarini School for 6 years. His favorite subject is math. He walks two hours to school in the morning, enjoying a simple African breakfast when he arrives provided by the Devon Foundation.
He accompanied us to his home village where we met his mother and three siblings, two of whom also attend Kitarini School. Sokoine’s mother, Naalamara Lesakire, is a fourth wife– polygamy is legal in Tanzania. They live in a mud and stick hut with no electricity or water.
Test scores tell the story
Since the Devon Foundation has been involved in serving lunches the 2017 test scores at the Kitarini School are clearly much improved over 2016 test scores.
2016 – in one Level 4 class, 2 out of 28 the students passed the government test.
2017 – in the same class, 26 out of 28 students passed! Lunch means better concentration!
How can you help?
The cost to feed our 500 Kitarini students for one month is $2,500. That’s 10,000 meals! We greatly appreciate any amount to continue this important program.