Latest Mary's Meal report shows how much TUCO's support means to the Malawi communityWritten by Anjali Dattani
The TUCO Chair's Charity, Mary's Meals, works hard supporting those suffering the effects of extreme poverty by providing every child with one daily meal in their place of education. It costs just £13.90 to feed a child for a whole school year, and TUCO members have worked hard over the years to raise significant amounts of money to support schools in Malawi.
Matthew White, TUCO Chair, and Mike Haslin, TUCO CEO, recently visited Malawi to visit four schools that benefit from the Mary's Meals programme; two of which are sponsored by TUCO. The pupils receive a free cup of nutrition-enriched porridge at the start of their day. Matthew said; "they treasure it so much they were holding their cup like a trophy to sit under a tree and eat it". For some of these pupils, it will be the only meal they eat all day.
We are delighted to share with our members the latest report below on one of TUCO's sponsored schools; Milare Primaryin Blantyre, Malawi. The report shows how much TUCO’s support means to the children and the whole community, as well as showing you, our members, exactly how hard your donations are working.
“I concentrate better in class when I have eaten... I dream of becoming a nurse in future so I can be injecting people. My favourite subjects are Life Skills, English, Chichewa and Maths.” - Bridget Mtambalika, 9 years, Standard 5.
"The feeding program is improving performance in class knowing they learn while full. Absenteeism has been reduced as well” - Damson Jeffrey, Teacher