Day 18: In SLM children will no longer eat on the floor!

The construction of the new School Canteen in Santa Luísa de Marillac has been a long ALG wish but has suffered a few setbacks.

Finally, it is ready and it is beautiful! Now, with the brand new window panes, our children’s most recent source of entertainment is to gaze at their reflection. Many of them only notice they left home without combing their hair when they get here. The frenzy is such that at lunch time the school guard has to come to the canteen too to keep an eye on the window panes!

In Santa Luísa de Marillac, around 800 children used to eat sitting on the floor, under a tree, surrounded by dust and dirt brought by the wind. On rainy days children had to eat their meals in the class rooms, or under a shed sitting on the floor. Construction began by the end of June 2015. The new canteen started to take shape in mid-September, and the equipment was acquired before Christmas. Now, our children have proper healthy conditions during their meals period, and they can develop sociability and hygiene habits.  

Support SLM’s School Feeding Programme and improve the daily quality of life of 800 children – bring a Great Help To Mozambique! Contact us for more details  

ALG has been offering this festive calendar to all ALG Friends since 2011. This year, you can also print a high definition version for only 1£! Donate here

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