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One of the Bukati-Project Goals is:

Feed the AIDS orphans and destitute children:
Provide lunch for kindergarten children 5 days a week and for all other children at least 2 days a week. Children who are fed are able to learn.
The lunch program will run 3, 4 or 5 days per week as more money is raised.

Update: The new community decision is that the the children in kindergarten,
grades 1 and 2 will be fed 5 days a week beginning in September 2008.
This will be possible because of the 5 acres of maize being grown by the school.

Above: Kindergarten children waiting for lunch

Above: Children line up one grade at a time to receive lunch.

Above: Children are served by the grade 7 and grade 8 prefects.
One day the prefects responsible are the girls and the next day they are the boys.

Above: Students sit at their desks to eat; an older student supervises the class.

Above: Cecilia was the first in line for lunch today.

Above: Students share the desks while eating.

Above: Students get one bowl each

Above: This student brought in a home-grown avacado and shared it with her other classmates.

Above: Kindergarten students sitting on the floor to eat lunch. A teacher supervises Kindergarten lunch classes.
Note that not all kindergarten students have uniforms; this is because they are measured for the uniform when they first attend, and will get the uniform before the next term starts.

Above: Grade 8 pupils washing the dishes for the kindergarten children before they are served lunch

Above: Lunch of beans and corn cooking. Each day the schools cooks 160 kg of corn and 160 kg of beans

Above: They cooked 5 pots of meal, and had half a pot left over initially. After everyone has had their first bowl, kindergarten and grade 8 students are allowed to go back for "seconds" until every last kernel of corn is gone, which always happens.

Above: After lunch, students line up to wash their dishes at the well, before heading off to play.

Above: Open air kitchen

Above: Lady who is hired as the cook at the school

Above: Cook's home on the school property

Click here for a short video #1 (6 seconds) of the children gathering at the well to wash dishes.

Click here for a short video #2 (5 seconds) of the children washing dishes at the well.

Click here for a short video #3 (3 seconds) of the children washing dishes and getting water at the well.

Girl with food

Above: Young girl getting her lunch. Note that she doesn't yet have a uniform, since she is in first term of kindergarten, and will get it before the start of second term.

Above: Young girl carrying water home with an open basin. It is much more difficult to keep the water in place than if she were to use a closed container.

Above: Children return to the school at the end of the day to carry water home.

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Updated Sept. 27 2008