Recently TPRF enlisted the help of a local story contact in each of the Food for People locations. Alex Wiredu, with the help of Prembaf Ghana Foundation Board member Francis Ahore, offered to develop a relationship with the local people to begin to tell their story.
It seems like only yesterday that the second Food For People (FFP) facility opened near Katmandu, Nepal.
Tucked away in the Ganesh mountains, a tiny village called Tasarpu was chosen as the site where, in 2009, five hundred children and one hundred infirm adults began receiving daily hot meals. Last month over seven hundred children were fed. The number of infirm adults who need this additional meal has dropped to just twenty-six.
At three and a half, Mariam developed a pronounced squint. Her concerned parents took her to a local optometrist, who diagnosed farsightedness and prescribed glasses. But remembering to wear your glasses is hard when you're only three and a half, and the squinting persisted.
Each year, the United Nations declares October 16 World Food Day. Over 150 countries participate by holding special events. The purpose is to bring attention to worldwide efforts to end hunger.
TPRF Funds Food Security Program in Mfuleni Township
With food to ease their hunger and social and educational programs to lift them out of the cycle of poverty, schoolchildren in Cape Town's Mfuleni Township can look forward to a brighter future. That's the simple but effective philosophy of Afrika Tikkun (AT), a nonprofit that has been helping families secure their long-term nutritional needs since 1994. A $10,000 grant from TPRF is providing nutritional support for one year to 55 elementary and high-school students in AT's Food Security Program.
Last month representatives of TPRF were invited to the home of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Clarence House, on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the International NGO, WaterAid. This invitation arose in recognition of the substantive support TPRF has provided to WaterAid over several years. Prince Charles, as President of WaterAid, hosted the reception for about 80 people, and met with TPRF representatives to discuss the plight of those without clean water or sanitation. He expressed his thanks for the support the Foundation provided.
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