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BFC & BFC-K Bonga Kindergarten & sponsorship

Posted by Bert Michels on Feb 13 2012

Project officer: Christine Hoffman  

Relief and Development

This project started as a feeding centre support for 90 malnourished children but with WFA support has now become a pre-school providing food and education for the regions most disadvantaged children aged 3 to 7yrs.

This is having a direct impact on both the children’s health and their progression into the educational system.
Common nutritional deficiencies of this region Protein malnutrition (including Kwashiorkor), Vitamin A deficiency (leading to blindness), iodine (leading to a high prevalence of goiter) and zinc deficiency. These nutritional deficiencies are linked to a high rate of mortality in the under-fives and for those who do not die, decreased brain and physical development which impacts on many other development agenda’s as a result.
Nutritional and health education for parents and staff are provided as part of efforts to address the high levels of malnutrition in south-west Ethiopia.

 

Children at the Abba Kindy

Children in the Bonga Rural Kindergarten

 

Bonga Rural Kindergarten   Wind damage    Wind damage

Damage to the Bonga Rural Kindergarten as a result of strong winds

Last changed: Sep 11 2012 at 5:58 AM

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