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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: Kindergarten, grade 1 and 2 were fed 5 days a week all year. Grades 3 to 8 were fed 4 times a week from January to April. But with the high price of food, and the drought delaying the cropping, and then the harvest being only 70 percent the expected yield, the older children have only been fed 3 times a week since May.

Above: Bukati school-children eating lunch

Above: Young children eating

Above: Young children eating and laughing

Above: Kindergarten children
Recognize the cook's grand-daughter on the right?

Above: Grade 8 girl

Above: Cate with Boniface, student in grade 6 with excellent English reading skills.

Above: Cecilia, who is the same girl wearing the orange dress in the November 2008 newsletter.

Above: Grade 8 boys.

Above: Children waiting to be fed. They come into the classroom to get their plates and wait until they are called to line up to get their food.

Above: The School cook lives in the mud hut on the left. The kitchen is to its right.

Above: This is the inside of the cook's house. She cooks the kindergarten porridge inside her house.

Above: The outdoor kitchen, where the Cook cooks the beans and corn for the school children. Note the pile of wood: the students are responsible to bring wood to school each day.

Above: The School Cook cooks the kindergarten porridge inside her house.

Above: The School Cook was sleeping just on the dirt floor, so Cate and Randy bought some bedding locally for her.

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Updated November 24, 2009