Kent based debbie & andrew's and Build Africa create a new school kitchen in Uganda
Kent sausage manufacturer debbie & andrew’s has donated £2,700 to local charity Build Africa. An on pack awareness campaign across debbie & andrew’s range of sausages led to the donation. It will pay for the construction of kitchen facilities at the Kawo Kakira school in Uganda, enabling the school to provide its 445 children with a hot and nutritious meal made from produce grown in the school’s garden.
On receiving the cheque Sonja Lawrence, Philanthropy and Partnerships Executive at Build Africa said, “Pupils’ lack of access to food is a critical issue for the Kawo Kakira school, and has been hampering attendance and performance levels in class. Although we established a school garden last year, the school was short on the equipment needed to turn that home grown produce into a meal for pupils. Thanks to the kind donation from debbie & andrew’s, the school will be able to provide each pupil with a hot meal, alleviating hunger and aiding their ability to concentrate and learn throughout the day.”
From its UK offices in Tunbridge Wells, Build Africa works in some of the poorest areas of Kenya and Uganda. The charity delivers projects to support education and livelihoods in order to provide children and their families with opportunities to live more fulfilled lives. It has been working with the Kawo Kakira School since 2010, constructing seven permanent classrooms and ten latrines. For further details on Build Africa’s work visit the Build Africa website.