Malawi is experiencing famine.
Many of the children are suffering and not attending school as a result.
Every child has the right to food.
Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
The famine has been brought about as a result of the floods last January which devastated crops. This also means as they are mainly farmers their income and ability to buy food which has gone up in price is affected.
Please help us by giving up a treat, a chocolate bar, bag of popcorn, meal out etc and donate the money to Mpeni to help buy food for the children.
Mpeni Primary have been visited by a local member of parliament who brought 20 sacks of maize. This is enough to feed 60 children, but the school has almost 400 learners so they need more help.
Mrs Burton will be putting a collection box out in the office for people to add their donations, however small. Many thanks in advance.