In many Towns our main priority is the high number of ‘street’ children; to address this serious problem we have created Rescue Centers that ‘each’ provides roughly 200 hot and substantial meals every day for the kids.
We do not discriminate between street kids and those attending school who suffer from extreme poverty.
In a high number of cases children from poor families, who are attending school, will have had no evening meal and had no breakfast; being constantly hungry seriously limits concentration and the ability to learn.
In addition, at the Rescue Centers, we provide free educational classes, toilets and washing facilities.
Most importantly of all a “safe and welcoming environment” where the kids get encouragement, support and medical help.
Mama Lillian is the cook and mother to all at the center I have been assisting. She insists all attending enjoy a plate of her Maize and Beans. I tend to leave a vapour trail on my 4km walk back to camp.