Feeding Orphans and Vulnerable Children
We are so proud to be lending our support to Kassanda Children’s Aid in providing nutritional support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) affected/infected by HIV/AIDS by facilitating the establishment of kitchen gardens in their households. 120 families in the Kassanda District in Eastern Uganda will be trained in organic farming, integrated pest management and simple irrigation techniques. If the household does not have any land or a backyard, the kitchen gardens will be established in tins, polythene bags or sacks. To complement the training, each household will receive education in their own homes about their nutritional needs and on how to create balanced meals and identify locally available food which matches the nutritional requirements of the entire family. They will also be supplied with a variety of plant and vegetable seeds and will be taught how to propagate the seedlings to ensure the long-term sustainability of their gardens.