Miracle Meals Trust is one of the organizations I am partnered with to provide meals for the children at The Ebongalethu Educare Center Preschool & Nursery. Cindy, Byron, and Elliot from MMT are the wonderful folks that are visiting the EEC and delivering the food to them. Cindy is also my contact for the EEC and sends me updates and pictures. Let me introduce you to them! These are some photos taken at last year’s graduation and Christmas party we were able to provide:
This is Cindy…
…this is Elliot (on the left) and Byron (on the right)!
MMT supports not only the EEC, but many other creches as well. Take a look at their January 2013 newsletter to see all the amazing work they do! I wanted to highlight one very important fact stated in this month’s publication:
The “South African Child Gauge 2012” states, “…in the first 1000 days of a child’s life, there is a never-repeated window to fulfill a child’s physical and psychological needs, through nutrition and stimulation, in a way that can have lasting consequences if these needs are unmet. It has been found that investment into early childhood development can do more than practically anything else to alleviate poverty”.
That is why it is so important to make sure these babies and toddlers have nutritious food everyday and why it is a great benefit for them to be in the care of Gladys and her teachers and aides at the EEC. Thank you always for your support and helping to give these children a better start and chance at life!