This month we started 'project porridge' at our pre-school in Kibera slum, Nairobi. Today I went to see the project in action and it was great to see it all running smoothly! Some of our kids come to school in the morning without having taken breakfast and without something to eat during the day, and so they get by with just 1 meal in the evening to sustain them. This not only affects their well-being, but their education too because they struggle to concentrate on their school work. Our teachers informed the parents of this issue and that we were planning to give the children porridge in the mornings. On hearing this, the parents said that if we could give the children porridge at lunch time instead, they'll also work hard on giving them something to take in the mornings; so it turned out to be a win-win situation!
Most of the children are now getting 3 meals a day, and I look forward to seeing how this will affect their performance at school. Another high-five to all of you who make ideas like this a reality!
Welcome to my blog! In case you didn't already know, I'm Ruth. In 2010 I graduated from University and before I even had time to settle down and get a job I felt a tug on my heart to go to Kenya for a few years to help in any way I could. When I arrived it was love at first sight; I loved the more relaxed way of life, the way Kenyans would laugh at EVERYTHING and the way people would put people first. On my first day there I also met Lox, a tall, dark & handsome African man who had the same passions in life as me and the more we worked & laughed together the more we fell in love & after a couple of years of dating we tied the knot & got married. Now I live, work, eat & sleep Kenya. It's great to be able to help those who are in some ways less fortunate than me but amazingly I always feel that I'm the one who gets blessed and learns so much from the people I try to help and from everything I do. Enjoy my blogs which give you a taste of this crazy yet wonderful life I lead.