Food4Africa UK is a charity (founded in 2006) that helps to raise awareness of the needs of vulnerable children South Africa and Namibia.
We work closely with partners in South Africa distribute a nutritionally rich ‘porridge’ made from a precooked maize and soya base, enriched with 19 minerals and vitamins. Food4Africa UK currently feeds 1,500 children every day in South Africa and supports a further 400 children in Namibia.
One simple meal a day has extremely positive effects on children by improving their weight gain and well-being. This porridge also has an extremely beneficial effect in helping children to fight the diseases and illnesses of everyday life.
Our monthly activity reporting ensures we know where all of the children are, how much food is being distributed, and most importantly, the impact the food is having on the children and their well-being.
We also support children with a number other projects, for example, arranging school and learning materials to be sent from Scottish schools to South Africa; and the knitting and distribution of 4,000 teddies and dollies (to date) from Scotland.
Our message is positive and optimistic - which is why we have so many photos of our children smiling. Children are inherently positive. When their basic needs are met, such as one healthy meal a day given by a caring person, they smile, they are happy. Of course we see many sad children. Our message is that we can (and do!) make them happy. From the regular monitoring and feedback we receive, we know we are making a difference.
Organisational member, A
Areas of Interest
- Children and young people
- South Africa