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SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME

SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME

We feed more than 15,000 children at primary and high schools across the West Rand.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

Children at 28 informal preschools receive two cooked meals and two healthy snacks every day.

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AFFT FAMILIES

AFFT FAMILIES

80 Families caring for orphaned or vulnerable children receive a monthly food parcel from committed volunteers.

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Aftercare Programmes

Aftercare Programmes

Our two aftercare programmes provide a cooked meal each afternoon, as well as homework help and a safe place to go after school.

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Africa Food for Thought (AFFT) is a fully registered charity that provides food security for children, in support of education. Currently, we are supporting more than 17 000 children on the West Rand (Johannesburg, South Africa) in a variety of ways. There are three major programmes that encompass our work.

School Feeding Programmes

AFFT supports existing school feeding programmes in 15 schools. We equip their kitchens and supply fresh vegetables. When deliveries by the Department of Education are delayed we provide the full menu to ensure daily meals for learners. Some of our schools run only partial feeding schemes and we provide them with ingredients for sandwiches or snacks each day.

Schools on our programme benefit from partnering with AFFT in many ways each year but our highest priority is to ensure meals for every day. Some of our schools have seen their learners’ marks improve by up to 10% after implementing a feeding scheme with AFFT!

Creche programme

There are currently 30 informal creches in our programme. We supply two meals and two snacks every school day. These consist of a varied weekly menu, ensuring that the children receive the nutrients they need and that they develop healthy eating habits. Much research has shown that good nutrition during the pre-school years is critical to healthy development and learning.

In addition, we facilitate the gradual upgrading of the facilities and various training opportunities for the teachers. In 2019 we have improved kitchen facilities at 9 creches and have held trainings on Food Preparation, First Aid & Fire Safety, and Streetwise Finance.

Orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) programme

Teachers from our partner schools identify and recommend children in their classes in the direst of circumstances to this programme. These children live in households affected by challenges such as unemployment, disease, loss of a parent, and severe poverty. Many live with grandmothers, or in child-headed households. A monthly delivery by our volunteers provides enough food to sustain the whole family on condition that they all support the sponsored child in his or her studies. Real relationships are formed over time and we become part of such a child’s extended family. Because of the Peter France Bursary Fund, we are able to support children on the programme to further their education after completing high school. We continue to support the children when they are at college or university and many are working after graduating from this programme. We currently have 81 families in the programme.

Registration

AFFT is a non-profit organization registered with SARS as a tax-exempt public benefit organisation in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act. We also have a certified B-BBEE rating.

Financials

Anderssen Financial Services CC is responsible for our bookkeeping and Magriet Ortlep CA (SA) is our auditor.

Governance

We employ only five people as the majority of AFFT’s work is done by volunteers. A management committee of 10 people (volunteers elected at the AGM) meets once a month. The Annual General Meeting normally takes place in May every year and all are welcome to attend.

 

 

 

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