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Helen, a volunteer studying accounting in the UK and Spain, serves breakfast to the children of Excel School. Pupils are served mugs of Uji, an African porridge, each school morning.


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Rachel, a medical student from Nottingham University in the UK, serves Uji to the pupils of a Porridge and Rice school. Uji is hot, filling and high in carbohydrates starting the childen off with full stomachs and loads of energy for their school day.


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Vish, a Physics student at university in London, serves breakfast to the children of Excel Emmanuel. The Uji that is served has added Vitamin C to help pupils remain healthy and giving it a sour edge.


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Sharon, a teacher from the UK, serves breakfast at Forrester School with Otieno, the deputy head of the school. Many families cannnot afford a proper breakfast for their children, so hunger is a real problem among students.


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Alison, a primary school teacher from the US, serves the children of Lizpal, a steaming, hot mug of Uji, a porridge made from millet and sorghum wheat with lemon juice to taste. Uji is an excellent source of Iron, Vitamin C and fibre helping to tackle nutritional deficiencies which are common in the Nairobi slums.


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The children of Compassion School are served Uji at the start of the day. Hunger is a serious problem among the children of Githogoro. The Porridge and Rice feeding and nutrition programme works to combat hunger as a hungry child cannot learn.


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The feeding and nutrition programme of Porridge and Rice has not only eradicated hunger on school days, but also ensures that the children of Compassion School in Githogoro, do not suffer any nutritional deficiencies.


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Each school day starts with hot Uji for breakfast ensuring the children have full stomachs and can focus in lessons. Hidden hunger - not being hungry but being nutritionally deprived - is a major problem in the Nairobi slums, and as much of a priority for the Porridge and Rice feeding programme as hunger.


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Agneta, a Danish volunteer, serves the children sweet potato with breakfast to provide them with the Vitamin A that they need. Vitamin A deficiency is a serious problem in the poor in Kenya, and a major cause of irreversible blindness.


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Yellow sweet potato is exceptionally high in Vitamin A, one of three serious deficiencies among the poor of sub-Saharan Africa. Sweet potato is served to children at breakfast time with their Uji. Porridge and Rice is now self-sufficient in sweet potato, growing sufficient for its 2000 pupils and nearly 100 teachers.


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UK volunteers launch the first Porridge and Rice feeding programme at Excel School in Ngando. Rohan, Lucy, Kuljit and Jake serve lunch to the pupils at the school in May 2014 for the first time in the charity's history.


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Emma, Vish, and Jude, trustees of Porridge and Rice, serve a lunch of rice and Nyayo bean stew to the children of Lizpal School. Nyayo beans are high in iron, a major deficiency in the region. In addition, the stew has iodised salt added to provide the children with Iodine, a second serious deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Dutch volunteers from Delft university, Thomas, Nena, Lionel, and Laurens, assist Emma, a trustee of Porridge and Rice, with serving lunch to the children of Lizpal school in Ngando. Children receive a piece of fruit with lunch. Today ndizi (bananas in Swahili) are on the menu.


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Martin, a member of the Porridge and Rice committee and a computer specialist, serves lunch at Excel school. The popular local vegetable, Sukuma Wiki (a relative of Kale), is added to the bean stew to provide Iron for the pupils.


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Dhruv and Ned, volunteers from the UK, assist teachers to serve lunch at Excel School. Lunch is carefully designed to ensure children receive a healthy diet while combatting common local nutritional deficiencies.


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Emma, Vish, and Jude serve lunch to the pupils at Lizpal school, the second school to become a Porridge and Rice partner.


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Pupils at Excel School in Ngando queue for lunch served by teachers at the school and Jake, a Philosophy student from the UK, assists the teachers.


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It is lunch time at Excel School, the first Porridge and Rice school, and teachers Andrew, Maureen, and Grenah, are assisted by UK volunteer Jake, in serving Nyayo bean stew on rice to the pupils. The stew includes a combination of seasonal vegetables, Sukuma Wiki in particular, to ensure that the children receive the RDA of essential vitamins and nutrients needed for healthy development.


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Head teacher Beth (right) and deputy head teacher Grace (far right) help the school cooks serve the pupils their lunch at Lizpal school in Ngando, a large slum in Nairobi.


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The bean stew served at lunch time is key to keeping children healthy. While many children would prefer to have only white rice, this is not allowed as it would result in them becoming nutritionally deficient very quickly. The stew is high in Iron and Iodine, two of 3 major deficiences in the region.


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Each school is provided with sufurias (large pots) and a jiko (charcoal stove) for preparing food when the food and nutrition programme is launched at a Porridge and Rice school. Sufuria is a Swahili word for a flat based, deep sided, lipped and handleless cooking pot. The Kenya Ceramic Jiko is a portable, charcoal-burning stove which was developed to reduce fuel consumption.


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In the slums, drains weave in and out between people's homes. The locals empty everything into them from water used to cook food to urine and faeces. They are a breeding ground for pathogens of all kinds. Ken, Jake, and Roshan, volunteers from the UK, assess the state of a drain outside Excel School in Ngando.


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Periodically, volunteers will clear out a drain to keep the contents moving away from a Porridge and Rice school. Ned, Rachel, and Taylor, volunteers from the UK, clear out the drain that passes across the entrance to Excel school. Each time it rains, this drain floods, spreading its contents across the school grounds presenting a real threat to the health of pupils.


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Kuljit, Lucy, Jake, and Roshan, volunteers from the UK, and the late John Obonyo work to clear the grounds of Excel Emmanuel of rubbish from broken bottles to plastic, and to redirect a drain running across the middle of the school playground.


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After years of being trampled underfoot, the soil becomes hard and compacted. Lucy, a volunteer from the UK, took her turn with the pick axe to loosen the soil in the playground at Excel school in Ngando within the Nairobi slums.


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Dhruv and Ned, volunteers from the UK, wash up after a morning working hard to improve the grounds at Excel School. It is dusty, and sometimes muddy work, but satisfying to be improving the lives of people who have so little.


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Kuljit, a volunteer from the UK, clears a patch of soil at Lizpal school to enable it to be planted with sweet potato. Sweet potato is high in Vitamin A, a deficiency that is a major cause of blindness in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Luan, a UK volunteer and post-graduate student, redirects a drain at Lizpal school to improve the flow of water during the rainy season, and stop the school grounds flooding when it rains. The pupils are always keen to help where they can.


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Taylor and Ned clear and widen a drain at Lizpal school to direct rainwater away from the school grounds when it rains. Rain in Kenya is heavy, falling fast and flooding quickly if there are no adequate drains to direct the water away.


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Taylor and Kuljit, volunteers from the UK, clear grass from a small piece of ground so that sweet potato can be planted. The children at Porridge and Rice schools receive sweet potato with breakfast at least once a week, to ensure that they receive the Vitamin A needed to stay healthy.


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UK volunteers and A level students, Vish and Taylor, begin digging a compost pit. Schools generate a lot of biodegradable matter that can be used to improve the soil and grow small patches of vegetables.


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Helen, a volunteer from the UK, helps with the assistance of a Lizpal pupil, to make a drain deeper to improve water flow around the school in the rainy season. Vish, a second volunteer looks on.


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Ramy and Taylor, volunteers from the UK, cover the first compost pit as it is full, and start digging a second at Lizpal school in Ngando, a Nairobi slum.


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Team work is the name of the game when accomplishing tasks. Volunteers from the UK line up to move stones - from the left, Luan, Vish, Taylor, Ned, Helen, and Leonie with the late John Obonyo, the local Porridge and Rice representative, make quick work of the task.


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Sorting out the stones that will form the base of the kitchen extension at Lizpal, is performed rapidly when volunteers, Emma, Ned, and Luan, have the help of the pupils at the school.


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Luan, a graduate volunteer from the UK, and the pupils at Lizpal school in Ngando, ensure that the stones of the floor of the new kitchen are spread evenly and compacted firmly.


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Ned, a UK volunteer studying Maths at Nottingham university, turns cement for the kitchen floor, while Vish, another volunteer from the UK, expertly holds the hosepipe that provides water for the cement mixture at Lizpal school. Pupils, as always, are keen to lend a hand.


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Vish, Ned and Ramy, UK volunteers, load the wheelbarrow with cement, turning and thinning it to the right consistency to ensure that the new kitchen floor is smooth.


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The cement must be completely smooth before it can be spread to make a floor. Volunteers Vish and Ned mix and stir, while Ramy, another UK volunteer, helps to tidy up.


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Ramy, a UK volunteer, puts the finishing touches to the new kitchen floor at Lizpal school. Once it is smooth, it will be allowed to dry and harden over two days. The kitchen can then be finished.


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The extension to the kitchen at Lizpal school begins to take shape, thanks to the hard work of volunteers from the UK.


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Ned and Helen, UK volunteers, find it easier to carry a borrowed wheelbarrow than push it over the rough ground.


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UK volunteers, Lucy, Jake, Roshan, and Kuljit, help to off load supplies for the construction of the kitchen at Excel school in Ngando.


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Vish and Jake, volunteers from the UK, research prices for water tanks. Porridge and Rice works to provide each school with a water tank that can be used to provide clean water for hand washing, cooking, and cleaning.


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The frame of the Excel kitchen takes shape. It will provide a permanent place to store cooking equipment and food to support the feeding programme at the school. The programme ensures that none of the pupils are hungry on school days.


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The early stages of the construction of the school at Compassion school in Githogoro, scheduled for completion in 2018. Trustees, Ken and Brigitte, are shown around by the head teacher of Compassion school, Evanson.


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Neil Atkins of Rubbish Science and his son demonstrate how rubbish can be used to produce interesting demonstrations of scientific principles. Teacher Titus and teacher Mary watch with interest.


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Alison, a volunteer from the US, teaches maths at Heri Junior school while Ruth, the header teacher, watches from the door, and the class teacher sits at the back of the lesson.


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Rachel, a medical student from the UK, helps a pupil read an English text to the class in an English lesson at a Porridge and Rice school in Ngando.


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Laurens, a volunteer from Delft University in the Netherlands, teaches a group of pupils at Lizpal school in Ngando.


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Dhruv, an A level student from the UK, teaches statistics to pupils in class 8 at a Porridge and Rice school in Ngando in the Nairobi slums.


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Emma, a qualified paediatric nurse, teaches the teachers the principles of nutrition such as the three primary food groups of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The charity aims not just to improve nutrition but also to educate students and the community to encourage them to improve their diets.


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Jude, a software engineer, teaches pupils at Compassion school, the different types of teeth in a lesson on dental hygiene.


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In lessons on dental hygiene, children are encouraged to participate to make the learning process interesting and to ensure that they retain the information presented to them.


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Pupils enjoy coming to the blackboard to demonstrate that they have been listening and understand what they are being taught. It is essential when teaching dental hygiene that the messages are not just understood but remembered and implemented in the lives of pupils from the slums.


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Having taught a lesson on dental hygiene, Jude, a software engineer from the UK, hands a toothbrush out to each child. The toothbrushes are provided by Operation Brush.


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Children practice the movement needed to clean their teeth with a brush provided by Operation Brush. The brushes are bought and paid for by Operation Brush then shipped to Porridge and Rice for distribution in the Nairobi slums.


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Dental hygiene is so important for children that Porridge and Rice is extremely grateful to Operation Brush for their support in providing biodegradable toothbrushes every 6 months for the pupils of Porridge and Rice schools.


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At the end of the dental hygiene lesson which is repeated at least once every 6 months, pupils are provided with a biodegradable toothbrush, courtesty of the US charity Operation Brush.


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So many of the children in the Nairobi slums have cavities and other dental problems, that Porridge and Rice is very grateful to Operation Brush for making it possible to teach children about the importance of dental hygiene and provide the children with toothbrushes every 6 months.


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Pupils at Heri Junior School celebrate their new toothbrushes provided by Operation Brush, a US charity that supports the work of the Health and Hygiene programme of Porridge and Rice.


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Many families cannot afford to buy sanitary pads for their daughters. The girls either miss a week of every four weeks of school or resort to unhygienic solutions like using dry leaves. To keep the girls in school and to protect their health, Porridge and Rice provides all menstruating girls and female staff with sanitary pads each month.


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The girls provided with sanitary pads, do not always know how to use them so a local instructor teaches the girls how it is done.


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Porridge and Rice measures the height and weight of children every 6 months. The data that is collected is used to track the impact of the Feeding and Nutrition programme on the development of the children supported by the charity.


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The height and weight of the children is compared to data provided by the WHO to check whether pupils are growing as expected for their age.


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The height and weight of the children in the four youngest classes, is measured and recorded every 6 months at all five Porridge and Rice schools by qualified nurses and volunteers.


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Measuring the height of children every 6 months is time-consuming but extremely important. Porridge and Rice uses the data to identify children which are not developing normally. Stunting is a significant problem among the poor in sub-Saharan Africa and has significant, long-term effects like a reduction in mental ability and life span.


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Data collection requires the co-operation of the children and assistance from members of staff. It is a lengthy process but provides extremely valuable data on the impact of the feeding programme.


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Teachers and parents help when children have their height and weight measured. The task can be lengthy and involved so all help is appreciated. It is a busy day.


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The collection of height and weight data is supervised by a qualified person like Emma, paediatric nurse and vice-chair of the charity Porridge and Rice. The data is reviewed at regular intervals to check on the health of the children.


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Not every child understands that height and weight measurement is painless. Beth, head teacher of Lizpal school, consoles a crying child while trustee and volunteer Jude looks on.


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Emma, a paediatric nurse from the UK, and Mary, the deputy head teacher of Excel school. review the height and weight data for the pupils of Excel School to identify any children not developing normally according to the WHO metrics.


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Jude, a software engineer from the UK and a Porridge and Rice trustee, records height and weight data for the children at Lizpal school in Ngando, a Nairobi slum.


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Emma, a volunteer nurse from the UK, reviews the data collected at Lizpal school to check that the Feeding and Nutrition programme is keeping pupils strong and healthy.


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Most of the children are calm and cooperative when they are being measured and weighted. Agneta, a volunteer from Denmark, presents a child with a sticker as a reward for their cooperation.


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Emma, a qualified paediatric nurse, inspects the eyes of pupils at Heri Junior to identify any problems that require treatment, especially the early signs of trachoma, a disease that causes permanent blindness if not treated.


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Emma, a qualified paediatric nurse, inspects children's eyes at Excel school to indentify any problems that need treating or referral to a hospital.


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Alison, a children's nurse from the US, inspects the eyes of pupils at Heri Junior school in Mithonge, a Nairobi slum. Children of the area have very little access to healthcare because of the cost.


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Sharon, a volunteer from the UK, hands Ruth, head teacher of Heri Junior school in Mithonge, a laptop donated to Porridge and Rice by supporters in the UK.


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Ken from the UK, gives Mary, deputy head of Excel School, a laptop donated by supporters of Porridge and Rice. Titus, head of Excel school, joins the photograph.


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Jude, a volunteer from the UK, provides Titus and Mary, head and deputy head of Excel school, with a lesson on Excel on a donated laptop. The head and deputy head of each Porridge and Rice school are give a laptop to collect data and communicate with the UK Porridge and Rice team. The laptops are provided courtesy of people donating their used laptops to the charity.


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The charity provides IT training for charity staff in Kenya. Jude, a volunteer from the UK, provides Titus, head of Excel School, with instruction on the finer points of Excel spreadsheets.


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Carolina and Vincent, husband and wife volunteers from the US, help to sort books donated to Porridge and Rice schools by Books Abroad. Carolina, a photographer, turned her skill to capturing the children of Porridge and Rice, producing a a superb series of images.


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Carolina, a photographer from the US, sorts books for the Porridge and Rice schools. While in Kenya, she also took some fantastic photographs of staff and pupils of charity schools, captivating and moving images for which the charity is very grateful.


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Vincent and Carolina, a husband and wife team from the US, help to sort books at Lizpal school, before they are distributed to each school. The books were donated by Books Abroad.


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Donated books are sorted by volunteers Carolina and Jude at Lizpal school, a Porridge and Rice school in Ngando, books that will be used to etablish a library at each school.


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The pupils of Lizpal school read books donated by Books Abroad. Books are too expensive for schools to buy themselves so donations enable schools to give children access to books.


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Grace and Beth, deputy head and head of Lizpal school, collect books donated by Books Abroad. Books are too expensive for schools to be able to afford them, let alone buying enough to build a library.


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Titus and Mary, head and deputy head of Excel school, enjoy books donated to improve literacy standards among teachers, most of which of dedicated and talented, but have not had access to further education.


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Luan, a volunteer from the UK, prepares edging for the blackboard he has recently painted. As part of the Facilities and Furniture programme, volunteers refurbished all the blackboards in Excel school, a total of 14 blackboards.


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Vish helps Luan, both UK volunteers, with cutting a piece of wood to be used to create a frame for a newly made blackboard. Volunteers repaired and repainted existing blackboards and created new blackboards for the classrooms at Excel school.


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After putting on the final coat of blackboard paint, Luan and Taylor, UK volunteers, rest the freshly painted blackboard against a classroom wall to allow it to dry before installing it in a classroom.


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Helen and Leonie, volunteers from the UK, clean an old blackboard to make it ready for repainting with two layers of blackboard paint.


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Helen, an accounting university student, and Leonie, an A level student, discuss and admire their handiwork after repainting an existing blackboard at Excel school in Ngando, a slum within the Nairobi area.


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Nyayo beans are grown by the charity for use in the Nutrition and Feeding progamme. Nyayo beans are a local variety of kidney bean that is particularly high in Iron, a serious deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa.


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Volunteers from the UK, visit one of the charity shambas (Swahili for field or small holding) to see where sweet potatoes are grown for the Feeding and Nutrition programme. Sweet potato is particularly high in Vitamin A, which the children living in the Nairobi slums need urgently.


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Papayas and bananas are grown among the sweet potatoes making use of the land more efficient. Both crops provide people with key nutrients needed to stay healthy.


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Teacher Titus, head of Excel school, and Teacher Evanson, head of Compassion school, stand in the shade of a banana tree on one of the charity's shambas in Githogoro where sweet potato is grown for the Feeding and Nutrition programme.


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Teacher Evanson, head of Compassion school, and Teacher Titus, head of Excel school, check on the sweet potato crop to ensure that the vines are producing healthy tubers to provide Porridge and Rice pupils with Vitamin A in the Feeding and Nutrition programme.


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Volunteers Vish, Taylor, Kuljit, and Leonie, visit a shamba (Swahila word for field) where sweet potato is being grown for feeding to the children of Porridge and Rice schools.


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The late John Obonyo, Kenyan representative of Porridge and Rice, and Taylor, a UK volunteer, visit the charity's flock of chickens at Compassion school. Chickens are kept to produce eggs.


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Chickens are part of the Sustainability and Accountability programme, where projects are initiated to generate funds in Kenya, funds that are to be used to support schools.


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Evanson, head of Compassion school, and UK volunteers Taylor, Vish, Kuljit, Ned, Leonie, and Luan, are shown the first pig purchased by Porridge and Rice as part of the Sustainability and Accountability programme.


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The charity's first pig produces its first litter of piglets which will be sold when in a few weeks to raise money for supporting the schools of Porridge and Rice.


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Because pigs can be very profitable in the Nairobi area, Porridge and Rice has introduced a herd as part of the Sustainability and Accountability programme. The first herd is kept on a shamba near Compassion school because the programme is lead by Evanson, head of the school.


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UK volunteers, Vish and Emma, join deputy head teacher Grace of Lizpal when water is delivered to the school. The people of the slums are forced to buy water of unknown origin from vendors in jerry cans at at least four times the price of water provided by the city.


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Emma, a nurse volunteer from the UK, teaches the children of Lizpal a song that reminds them of the importance of hand washing, a message that is an important part of the WASH element of the Health and Hygiene. Porridge and Rice is fully committed to implementing full WASH programmes at each of the schools it supports.


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The children of Lizpal school wash their hands at one of the school's wash stations with clean water and medicated soap provided by Porridge and Rice as part of the Health and Hygiene programme. Emma, a UK volunteer and qualified nurse, oversees the hand washing to ensure that it is done properly.


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Water from hand washing is collected for use to wash floors and water plants around Lizpal school. Children are taught to make hand washing a habit after visiting the toilets, or before meals.


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The charity provides clean water to all Porridge and Rice schools, for drinking, hand washing, and cleaning. The charity also provides bleach for the weekly washing of all facilities including the toilets, to break the transmission of disease causing pathogens as part of the Health and Hygiene programme.


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Soap is provided so that pupils can wash their hands properly. All schools have hand washing stations strategically placed so children pass them each time they go to the toilet.


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The pupils at Excel school wash their hands before queuing for lunch. The charity proactively promotes good hygiene to reduce the chance of illness which often keeps the children out of school sometimes doing long term damage to their health.


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Grace, deputy head of Lizpal, outside the newly constructed toilets to ensure that pupils and staff have easy access to clean, hygienic facilities as part of the WASH implementation which is a key part of the charity's Health and Hygiene programme.


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Children wash their faces each week as part of the Health and Hygiene programme. Many of the children regularly visit rural areas where Trachoma is endemic and face washing can reduce the occurence of this crippling disease significantly.


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Face washing takes place regularly at all Porridge and Rice schools to reduce the risk of Trachoma and other diseases by disrupting the transmission of pathogens.


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Porridge and Rice promotes hygiene at all schools, organising regular hand and face washing supervised by teachers. The Health and Hygiene programme aims to develop long term habits that will stand the pupils in good stead throughout their lives.


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Taylor, a volunteer from the UK, organises 'keepie-uppies' at the annual summer sports day which brings all Porridge and Rice schools together for a day of fun and games outdors in the fresh air.


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Rachel, a volunteer studying medicine, plays 'Simon says' with pupils from the Porridge and Rice schools at the interschool sports day. The day enables volunteers to engage with pupils and builds a sense of community between the schools.


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Ramy, a volunteer from the UK, waits at the head of his team on the Porridge and Rice summer sports day. Volunteers are tasked with organising interesting games to entertain the children.


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Beth, head teacher of Lizpal school, leads her team in the worm race at the interschool sports day organised by Porridge and Rice volunteers each summer.


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Vish, a UK volunteer, leads a team pupils in the worm race at the interschool sports, a day of fun and games for Porridge and Rice schools.


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Pupils are organised into teams for a day of races and games like 'Simon says' to wheelbarrow races. Teachers, pupils, and volunteers all participate in a key event within the Extracurricular Programme.


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Piggy back races are extremely popular among pupils of all ages at the Porridge and Rice interschools sports day leading to lots of laughter and fun. The charity works to provide pupils with access to sports and exercise through its Extracurricular Programme.


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Luan, a volunteer from the UK, explains the rules of the event to his team on the summer sports day attended by all Porridge and Rice pupils and staff from five schools in the Nairobi slums.


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Pupils are lined up ready for flat races by Helen, a university graduate volunteer from the UK, at the summer sports day which is part providing children with opportunities to activities many children in the slums rarely experience.


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Teacher Titus, head teacher of Excel school, labels tennis balls donated to the school. The charity provides schools with sports equipment as part of the Extracurricular programme.


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Pupils at Excel school in Ngando enjoy the tennis balls donated to the school. The charity is grateful to its many generous donors without whom it would not be able to achieve half of what it has achieved.


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Their is great excitment among the pupils at Heri Junior who play with the first tennis balls that the school has ever owned with Jude, a volunteer from the UK, and Teacher Ruth, head of the school.


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Teacher Grace, deputy head of Lizpal school, holds footballs donated by supporters in the UK to assist with the implementation of the Extracurricular programme.


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Teacher Beth, head teacher of Lizpal school in the Nairobi slums, throws a football, donated by UK supporters, for pupils at the school.


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Staff and pupils from Lizpal school arrive to collect newly made desks, supplied by Porridge and Rice as part of the Facilities and Furnishings programme.


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Beth, head of Lizpal school, and Grace, deputy head of Lizpal school, lead the pupils of Lizpal back to school with the newly acquired desks for class 7 and class 8.


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Ten new desks arrive at Lizpal school ready for use. Desks are made to order for each school by a carpenter who lives in the slums.


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Teachers and pupils carry new desks into classrooms at Lizpal school, desks that have been recently purchased by Porridge and Rice as part of the Factilities and Furnishings programme.


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Pupils in class 7 of Lizpal school enjoy sitting on new desks at the beginning of the lesson.


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Volunteers Leonie, Vish, Helen, and Dande prepare to paint Lizpal school creating an environment conducive to learning.


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Taylor and Leonie, volunteers from the UK, paint the doors of Lizpal school a light blue, brightening up the school making it look bright and fresh. Porridge and Rice volunteers do real jobs for schools in the Nairobi slums.


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Helen, a UK volunteer studying accounting at university, helps to repaint the walls of Lizpal school creating a positive environment for learning, as part of the Facilities and Furniture programme.


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Dande, a local artist, and Luan, a classics graduate from the UK, are part of the team repainting Lizpal school to smarten the environment for puplis and teachers alike.


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Ken - a volunteer from the UK, Grace - the deputy head from Lizpal school, Emma - a volunteer and paediatric nurse, and Mary - the deputy head of Excel school, investigate suppliers of Nyayo beans. Buying food for the Feeding and Nutrition programme requires careful planning and a lot of effort checking prices and food quality at Kawangware market.


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Brigitte, Ken, and Grace, deputy head teacher of Lizpal, investigate the stalls at Kawangware Market in the Nairobi slums, pricing food for the Feeding and Nutrition programme.


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Mary, deputy head of Excel school, and Ken look at the quality of fruit on sale at Kawangware Market. Children are provided with fruit with their meals to provide and interesting and nutritional diet.


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While matters are improving, there is still a long way to go to end FGM. As part of the Gender and Rights programme, each day holds a day of lessons and festivities to tackle the myths that keep FGM alive and to explain why an end to the practice, is good for everyone.


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The children of Excel Emmanuel sing a mixture of fun and traditional songs led by their teacher to welcome visitors at their school.


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Teachers Andrew, Mary, Titus, and Grace, all from Excel School, look at books donated by Books Abroad.


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The children of Excel school read books donated by Books Abroad, the first time the school has enough books for whole classes to read at the same time.


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UK volunteers, Emma and Kelsey, sit down for tea and fruit with members of the Kenyan leadership team, Grace, Beth, Evanson, Haggai, Titus, Mary, Ruth, at Lizpal school.


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Emma, a volunteer from the UK, cuts the seal on the container of furniture, educational items, and general goods donated by Fonthill Foundation to Porridge and Rice schools.


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The container donated by Fonthill Foundation has been emptied and Rispah, head teacher of Forresters school, Kelsey, a nursing student completing her elective with Porridge and Rice in Kenya, and Haggai, deputy head of Heri Junior school, take a break.


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Mary, deputy head of Excel school, and Titus, head of excel school, watch as UK volunteers Dhruv, Rachel, and Ned hand out backpacks donated to Porridge and Rice for distribution in the schools in the Nairobi slums.


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