Ace Africa - Kenya - 2018
Food and Nutrition
Working to enable children and their communities to participate in and take responsibility for their own health, wellbeing and development.
Increasing the nutritional capacity and economic security of children, their households, and local community through the establishment of 10 Ace Africa Child-to Child Clubs in rural Kisumu, Kenya.
The county has 655 primary schools with a student population of 236,334. This Ace Africa Programme builds on the internationally regarded Child to Child Programme to educate children on the importance of nutrition and the development of school gardens. With the support of the ALMT, Ace Africa will expand its food and nutrition programme within 10 child-to-child (CtC) Clubs within Kisumu County. This programme comprises three elements:
-Health promotion including child protection
-Literacy development through peer mentoring
Schools with a high percentage of orphans and vulnerable children are identified through the local community and Ministry of education district officers. The school gardens not only provide hands on education, but:
An excellent source of nutrition
Skills transference to households
Social entrepreneurialism and savings.