SOS Sahel is an international NGO whose mission is to improve the food supply safety and living conditions of people who live in the heart of Africa.
Initiative supported: Developing the Nutrisco School Club educational program and self-sustaining school canteens in the north of Burkina Faso.
The goal is to get school kids involved in fighting malnutrition..
This nutrition program combines theory and practice. Addressing the daily challenges facing kids, the program is built around clubs of child volunteers who meet to learn about healthy eating habits and good hygiene, and who then transmit that knowledge to people of all ages in the village. At the same time, the program helps establish vegetable gardens to raise children’s awareness about how to grow food, while providing school canteens with a self-sustaining supply of fruits and vegetables.
Social impact: 650 children aged seven to 12 at four primary schools will benefit from the program