The goal of the School Feeding Programme is to make schools self-sufficient in offering a healthy school breakfast. We achieve this by supporting schools to grow their own moringa, maize, soy and peanuts in a sustainable, organic way.

The program

We will take these steps during the School Feeding Program.

Building a kitchen and oven

Staff training

Compost making

Laying crops

Facilitate breakfast

The programme

We will take these steps during the School Feeding Programme.

Building a kitchen and oven

We are building adequate cooking facilities at the school location to make school breakfast.

Staff training

We train school staff in organic farming methods. The staff transfers this knowledge to the children.

Compost making

Together with teachers and children, we make compost heaps from available materials.

Laying crops

At the school location, we set up crops and plant seeds for moringa, corn, soy and peanuts.

Make breakfast

Until the school is self-sufficient with its own crops, we provide basic ingredients such as Moringa powder, corn and soy for school breakfast.

School breakfast

The school breakfast that we offer children is a porridge made from moringa, corn, soya and peanuts. This recipe is inspired by a traditional Malawian porridge called 'Likuni Pala', but we also add moringa for a higher nutritional value.

Kinderen die genieten van Moringa pap

Moringa breakfast makes the difference!

At the primary school in the Matunka Center, the children receive a school breakfast every morning. Since nurse Ineke Selles came up with the idea to add Moringa to breakfast, the children have much more energy and are less likely to get sick!

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Part of our mission

Unlock the benefits of smart, organic farming

School teachers, children and parents learn how to grow crops without costly artificial fertilisers. This gives them huge benefits! Indeed, 80% of the population live from their own crops and can realise massive savings on their current expenses, as they spend 30 to 50 percent of their total income on fertilisers. In addition, the agricultural land will become more fertile and the harvest will be of better quality, using organic compost.

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How are schools selected?

We select primary schools with usually between 300 and 400 children. The schools are currently located near the Matunkha Center and the Moringa Farm. Among other things, we use the following selection criteria:

- The teaching staff is willing to actively participate in the training program for sustainable agricultural development and to promote it to school children and parents.
- The school has enough space to grow the necessary amount of crops.
- The school accepts regular supervision by Miracle Tree instructors who introduce and supervise the program on-site at school. The school intends to continue the program on its own and with minimal financial support after a period of 3 years, i.e. the maximum contribution from Miracle Tree is 25% of the original sponsorship. By (great) preference, we reduce this to 0.

What is the sponsorship money used for?

The costs for the program are required for the following components:

- Construction of adequate cooking facilities at the school location including building materials
- Delivery of seeds for crop cultivation
- Delivery of Moringa powder from Miracle Tree Moringa Farm
- Training and guidance by Miracle Tree staff
- Transport costs
- Educational materials

How did the idea for the School Feeding Programme come about?

The Matunkha Center in Rumphi houses our 'own' primary school, which is run in good cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Every morning, 300 children receive their porridge, also known as “Likuni Phala”, consisting of corn, soy, peanuts and, for a few years, Moringa powder. This program is a great success because unfortunately many penniless children still come to school hungry and do not always get the right nutrients.

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