The Hope Experience Ethiopia, Day 2: Children’s Feeding Initiative

Editor’s Note: Post written by Robert Henley, general manager of University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

Nov. 20, 2014

Convoy of Hope’s school feeding program began in April 2013 with 400 children and two schools. Today, it feeds 1,200 children in six schools. We toured two of those schools today and had the opportunity to help feed the children and spend time with them.

Prior to this program, the only source of food was sugar cane and frozen ice pops. Because of this the children could not concentrate or learn. Many of them passed out in classrooms.

My traveling partners and I were touched by these children. There is so much we can do to help these kids and remember that we are faced with the same issues at home. No child should go hungry.

Tomorrow we will be visiting with the women in the empowerment program and see how Convoy of Hope has helped them gain respect for themselves and changed their lives.

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