Food For Thought

With a goal of giving life to learning by tapping into the wisdom of the room, we invite you to the first in a series of virtual lunches where we hope you will share your perspectives, ideas and personal stories.

Our first lunch is Saturday, August 15, at noon. Join us online with Benjamin Walmer of the Highlands Dinner Club in New Jersey and Kenyan Dennis Ang’ani, Chef/Owner of Nairobi’s Sextet, who together will go over the recipe with you and join the discussion on food, while they cook.

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How does a child learn on an empty stomach?
In under-priveleged areas of sub-Saharan Africa, kids face that issue daily. In rural Kenya, these kids, some of whom live miles from school, typically walk home at lunch for a meal that may or may not be there – while at school they try to prepare for high-stakes exams that determine if they will continue with their education after Grade 8.
Kiwimbi supports the efforts of these children in a number of ways. Here is a video about the work Kiwimbi is doing and the lives we impact:

A key component of our work is geared towards children trying to prepare for the national exams. Their schools are so under-resourced that local children are unlikely to pass. By providing lunch as well as educational resources in school and at our Library, we give kids an opportunity to progress in school and expand their long-term prospects beyond subsistence farming.

The great news is that it is easy for you to make a difference by helping these kids stay at school! 

Just join our Food for Thought monthly giving campaign. Lunches are needed year round, so monthly giving is a great way to commit to the program. Just click on the Donate Now button to make it happen.

Either way, thank you for helping – you will change the life of a child forever. Kiwimbi takes care of the logistics; we need you to make it happen!