We applaud and support the efforts of our Orphanage Partners who have worked so hard to change the lives of children. It is remarkably difficult to manage an orphanage with so many competing priorities. While new data suggests that children do better in private homes (like foster care) there is at the same time an intense need to support the children living in orphanages.
Clearly a top priority among orphanages is healthy and nutritious meals. With Farm To Plate, we have the opportunity to impact a few key things for our partners:
- Better Meals. Feed children nutritious and balanced meals that will help them to become productive members in society
- Economic Lift. Our Farm To Plate Protocol will spearhead a new ecosystem for local farmers and families and help them to move up the economic ladder
- Community Integration. We will help orphanages to transform their care models into community-integrated family centers that care for and place orphans into loving homes where they will be holistically nourished and prepared for a life of service and achievement
As we bring our learning forward from orphanage to community, to design and implement community nutrition interventions, we have assembled a great team from local academia, NGOs, orphanages, medical and nutrition professionals and others.
Our Current Partners
Christalis Home provides care for 32 children and another 300 and their families in Kasese, Uganda
Kasese Better Living Center
The Kasese Better Living Center, where our new offices will be based, is a community-wide platform for advancing nutrition education.
BioGardens IK-DEC (Indigenous Knowledge Development Centre) was founded in the Rwenzori region to promote the use of indigenous knowledge in agriculture, health and conservation for a sustainable livelihood.
Now is the time to pledge your heart
The window of time for helping stunted children passes rapidly… an astonishing 33% of children under 5 are stunted in Uganda. Malnutrition in developing countries affects 63 million children annually – an acute and global “epidemic” per the World Bank. Now is the time to apply nutrition interventions before desperation and disease overwhelm a whole generation of children!