Kiwimbi is focused on creating opportunity through education. One technique we use to accomplish this is our lunch program. In disadvantaged areas of sub-Saharan Africa, children face the harsh issue of learning on an empty stomach. In rural Kenya, kids may walk home at lunch for a meal that isn't guaranteed to be there - while at school they attempt to prepare for exams, which will determine whether they will be able to continue their education to the next level or not.
So that students can focus on their academic work, Kiwimbi provides a daily lunch to nearly 200 Grade Eight students in three schools in Amagoro, Kenya. By providing lunch in addition to educational resources in school and
at our Library, we give kids an opportunity to progress in school and expand their long-term possibilities beyond subsistence farming. Now they can stay at school and use the time and energy saved to focus on learning!