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Farm Africa announces #GivingTuesday match funding, helping primary schools in Nairobi to grow

19 November 2015

Farm Africa announces #GivingTuesday match funding, helping primary schools in Nairobi to grow

After snapping up shopping bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to give back with Farm Africa!

Kicking off the holiday season on Tuesday 1 December, #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to charitable giving. In 2014 more than 30,000 organisations in 68 countries got on board and 2015 is expected to be even bigger, with people around the world harnessing the power of social media to bring about positive change and celebrate generosity in all its forms.

This #GivingTuesday, Farm Africa is joining in to raise funds for our Christmas appeal, which focuses on our work with primary schools in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. For many students, the only proper daily meal they get is at school but unfortunately this often lacks the vital range of nutrients they need. Poor diets leave them vulnerable to malnourishment, which can cause serious, irreversible health problems like stunted growth and impaired cognitive development.

Growing brighter futures

Farm Africa believes that children everywhere deserve a healthy diet so that they can reach their full potential. That’s why we are helping primary schools in Nairobi grow urban vegetable gardens so that students, teachers and parents can come together to grow nutritious, fresh vegetables that children can eat for lunch, adding much needed nutrients to their diet and enabling them to learn and grow better.

We are delighted to announce that leading food processors ABP Food Group, and poultry suppliers Moy Park, have kindly agreed to match fund donations to our appeal, giving £1 for every £1 donated online between 17 November and 1 December*- meaning gifts will go twice as far.

To find out more about Farm Africa’s #GivingTuesday appeal and to have your donations matched online go to www.farmafrica.org/givingtuesday  

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