School teachers tell us many children attending school suffer from malnutrition leaving them with little energy and too hungry to focus on learning. Pastors and teachers give us names of needy families. In-home interviews are conducted and applications completed.
The children must thoroughly wash their hands with soap as soon as they arrive each day. Some work hard to get the dirt out from under their fingernails and some even extend the ritual to washing their faces! Next, they are given their daily vitamin and then they say a prayer and are served lunch. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are provided for each child and brushing after eating is required. A monthly doctor's visit for checkups helps greatly. Moms take turns cleaning before and after the children eat.
The teachers work with the children on math, reading, and writing skills. The children also are taught a Bible story every day. Parents constantly thank us for helping their children. They volunteer without hesitation to help in any way they can.