Our Primary Focus

Because the value of school feeding programs has been established, we are asking you to help by supporting one or more of these four BTA school feeding programs.

PROGRAM 1/BTA's FIRST PRIORITY

Children of the Nations/Upper Banta Chiefdom-Moyamba District

  •  Objective: Improve children’s health and increase school enrollment, attendance and academic performance.

  • Beneficiaries: 1,200 school children who will receive both breakfast and lunch each school day.  

  • Success Indicator: An increase in weight gain, school enrollment and retention in all COTN schools ensuring a healthy number of children go on to higher education.  

  • Cost/What We Need: $4.58 per child/month which extrapolates to providing nutrition for one student for one year for $55.00. Our budget is $5,500.00 per month x 12 months = $66,000.00 a year for 1,200 students.


PROGRAM 2

Ben Hirsch Orphanage/Kenema

  • Objective: To improve the care and protection of children whose families were stricken with the Ebola virus and are in the process of recovering from effects of the epidemic. Beneficiaries: 350 orphans who will receive both breakfast and lunch each school day.
  •  Beneficiaries: 350 orphans who will receive both breakfast and lunch each school day.

  •  Success Indicator: An increase in children’s’ health, ability to learn and improved acceptance of these children in the community.  These orphans were ostracized during the Ebola outbreak.

  • Cost/What We Need: $4.58 per child per month which extrapolates to providing nutrition for one student for one year for $55.00. Our monthly budget $1,603.00 x 12 months = $19,236.00 per year for 350 students. 



PROGRAM 3

Godly Seed Schools/Freetown

  • Objective: To change the negative status of under-privileged children living in the worst neighborhoods of Freetown by providing the benefits of a school feeding program.

  • Beneficiaries390 children in four different areas of the capital city of Freetown (Hastings Bible School; Benguema Bible School; Grafton Bible School; and Lower Jui community.)

  •  Success Indicator: An increase weight gain, in their ability to learn and an increase in school retention aiming to see a healthy number of children go on to higher education.  

  • Cost/What We Need: $3.50 per child/month which extrapolates to providing nutrition for one student for one year for $42.00.  Our monthly budget is $1,365.00 x 12 months = $16,380.00 a year for 390 students. 


PROGRAM 4

Connecting Destiny/Kossoh Town

  • Objective: Provide support for, and nourishment to, neglected children receiving little to no food or protection.
  • Beneficiaries: 30 children ages 2–4 years who spend most of their days in the street due to the impact of the Ebola outbreak on their families and neighborhood.
  • Success Indicator: An improvement in physical and psychological development to help children with the transition and adjustment to the first years of formal education.
  • Cost/What We Need: $3.50 per child/month which extrapolates to providing nutrition for one student for one year for $42.00. Our month budget is $105.00 x 12 months = $1,260.00 a year for 30 students.