We have partnered with the International Fund for Africa to implement meal plans and basic health services in Ethiopian schools.
About IFA’s School Health and Nutrition Program
Many primary schools in Ethiopia do not have lunch programs, leaving children with only what can be provided from home. This is almost universally inadequate and often non-existent.
Our partnership with the International Fund for Africa provides meals to the most vulnerable children in five schools in and around Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa.
Because of Ethiopia’s large Orthodox population (who have long and dispersed periods of ‘animal-free’ fasting), schools and other institutions sometimes default to serving plant-based food year-round. This is beneficial in that no special permissions or procedures for plant-based school lunches are required.
The program’s successes will be used to model improvements for other schools around the city and the beyond.
We Match Your Donation!
Please donate and/or share to help us expand this incredible program, and we will match your donation!
You can donate here using our regular online system.
Just choose “Ethiopian School Lunches” from the program drop-down bar and/or leave a comment.
AWFW’s Dawn Moncrief playing with the kids.
Older children with lunch.
School staff cooking injera.
IFA’s Seble Nebiyeloul and Anteneh Roba at school food garden.
AWFW’s Dawn Moncrief at school food garden.