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    Stocking up on supplies and togetherness with teachers in Nakivale

    Day 4

    Feeling Full

    A kitchen feels best when it’s full. Fridge stocked, plates and cups in the cupboard, friends crowded in – because that’s where everyone always seems to gather.

    But teachers in Nakivale weren’t feeling that abundance. At the homes where they live together, their kitchens weren’t very stocked.

    People had to take turns eating, cooking, and gathering, detracting from time spent together. There weren’t enough pots and pans and other supplies for everyone. Plus their basic food supplies were running low.

    This is their home. It should be as full and comfortable as the home they left to pursue their life’s work.

    Our mission? To get these kitchens up to speed! We gathered plates, cups, pots, and pans, along with additional food supplies to split between teachers and students – like posho (corn flour), rice, beans, and wheat flour.

    “The posho and rice and beans are all helpful because they are nutrient rich and energy-giving foods,” said Julius, the head teacher. “This will help fuel us.”

    The kitchen is the heart of family life. It’s where meals are created, where everyone comes together. These teachers are family to each other. With full bellies and hearts, they can make their house feel more like a home.

    This day of change brought to you by Edmentum’s We Can Learn Foundation

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