Friday, December 16, 2011
Here are some pictures from the completed Mpondasi school kitchen.
The school is located in the southern district of Mangochi.
Mpondasi Primary School is run by the Anglican Church and currently has 3127 children enrolled, out of which there are 1698 girls and 1429 boys. Mary’s Meals started feeding here in December 2010.
The school has access to a borehole, which the school reports is not always functioning properly. The children have a sports field at the school grounds where they can play with their friends! There are five toilets at the school, two for boys and three for girls.
Mary’s Meals started feeding at Mpondasi Primary School on 1 December 2010 (ongoing feeding costs are currently covered by a grant giving body).
Initially the children were fed from a temporary shelter, but with the fantastic support and generosity from many people in the Wellman/Kalona Community, Mary’s Meals has now built a permanent kitchen shelter at the school!
Monday, December 5, 2011
On Saturday, December 3, I went to the local Mission Market in Kalona, IA which is sponsored by the Mid-Prairie Council of Churches. The charity's that were promoted were: Heifer Project International, Washington co. Hospice, Nothing But Nets, Go Ye Missions Children's Home-India, Parkview Chaplaincy Program, 10,000 Villages Project, Tools of Hope and Blankets, Habitat for Humanity, Washington Co. Enrichment Foundation, A2J Youth Group, Kids Against Hunger, Mary's Meals and Mennonite Disaster Service.