The VitaGoat soymilk school feeding project, in the year under reporting,
aimed at improving the nutritional status, general health and wellbeing
of about 400 kindergarten pupils in four communities in the Techiman
Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The major activity undertaken was a full-scaled soymilk production and distribution to four (4) beneficiary schools. Through regular engagements, the project management team continued to strengthen the collaboration among teachers, leadership of the beneficiary schools and the Valley View University-Techiman Campus, ensuring regular production and supply of the milk to the pupils. Human Interest Stories “He had kwashiorkor with thin skin, thin brown hair, running nose, big belly and was very dull and inactive in class. However, I noted interestingly that after two months of taking the soymilk, Reynold now looks hefty and full of life.”
-Ms. Mercy Salifu, Class Teacher of Master Reynold Takyi-Ameyaw, a
4-year KG 1 Pupil of Agosa S. D. A. School admitted into the school in
October, 2013 but was looking very sick and malnourished. “When the school reopened, the pupils were not coming to school but as soon
as their friends went home and told them that the soymilk people have
started coming, all those who were staying home started coming. We
even registered many new children in November, 2013 as a result of the
soymilk project. Actually, the soymilk is good for the children; now they look active and are punctual to school. We, teachers, also drink a lot of the milk because it is good for us too.” -”Soy for Healthy Future” -Madam Laidi Mariama, Teacher, Zongo Primary School, Techiman.
ADRA Ghana continues to coordinate the activities of the Sid and Mary Foulger Foundation Project since its inception in August, 2010.This project is sponsoring five (5) needy but brilliant students to pursue various 4-year degree programmes at the Valley View University (VVU).
The sponsorship package for each student includes payment for tuition, books or stationery, accommodation, feeding and any other relevant official course expenses.
All the five students are expected to fully complete their programmes of study in May, 2014.