Rehabilitation of the kitchen and construction of the dining hall of the GS St. Laurent School of the community of Cyahinda. Self-supply plan for food for the kitchen through the creation of an agricultural cooperative in the same community.
DATA SHEET OF THE PROJECT
Scope: Infraestructure and agricultural development Location: Cyahinda, South Province, Rwanda Implementation period: On hold Responsable: MD OPEN WORLD Project's supervisor: Pol Lozano Counterpart: MD OPEN WORLD RWANDA Estimated project's cost: 9000€ Financing: UPF Solidaria (5000€) & MD OPEN WORLD members
Children who live in the local administration area of Cyahinda make up a group of high risk of malnutrition due to the rural area where they live. This is because most of the members of the community are subsistence farmers, with few resources, and may sometimes not generate enough food or the variety necessary to provide a balanced diet for the little ones.
In addition, the school GS St. Laurent de Cyahinda where the vast majority of children in the area attend the age of preschool and primary and secondary school children, a total of 1362, does not have kitchen or dining room to be obsolete in the year 2000. At present, the students would have to take food from home, allowing the individual situation of each family to continue to alter the children’s development since we do not know the family situation of each one of them. In most cases students can spend an entire school day with just a glass of water.
The director of the school says that in the state results of the last 4 years the poor academic results are manifested due to the lack of food, and states: “The kitchen project would be importante because students stay at school without getting food and this has become a hindrance to a successful education in our school “.
Development and self-sustainability improvement of Cyahinda’s community through the promotion of education and nutrition at the GS St. Laurent school.
Through the rehabilitation of the kitchen and construction of the school canteen, together with an agricultural and livestock plan through the establishment of an agricultural cooperative for self-sustainability of the project will be able to provide food to students during the school day. This will allow complete studies along with a balanced diet to enhance their physical and mental growth as well as their health, guaranteeing them a more prosperous future.
The main objective of the project is to guarantee access to education and food for the entire children’s community in the area.
The specific objectives are the rehabilitation of the kitchen and construction of the dining room, the creation of an agricultural cooperative in the community and the realization of an educational campaign to improve eating habits.
Once the project is finished, it will generate the following benefits to the community.
Guarantee to the families involved, the adequate education and feeding of their children through their participation in the school. Increase of children’s participation in school and reduction of school drop-out. Improvement of the nutritional status and health of children. Full school day with a meal included. Increase in academic performance. Instill good eating habits to students who at the same time will be able to transmit them to their families. Training of cultivation techniques for students so that they can collaborate in the agricultural cooperative.
Thus, this method of centralizing education and food for the community is summarized with the improvement in food production, together with the construction of the necessary infrastructure for the kitchen and dining room service in the school and the organization for participation. of the community allowing this project to endure over time. Facilitating the logistics of the students allowing them to go to school, study, train and eat correctly at the same time.