The population of Uganda rely heavily on staple foods, such as cassava, which results in them missing out on important nutrients. During our research, we discovered a culturally appropriate solution to reduce the rates of malnutrition in Ugandan children - multi-micronutrient powdered supplements. These contain every micronutrient a child needs for optimal mental and physical development and can be added to any meal. We are going to begin with supplying these supplements to the children of Kampala, and work our way up to one day have the capacity to supply every child in Uganda with 1000 days worth of supplements and therefore, a chance at a healthy and happy life.
As a part of Enactus, we wish to fulfil some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The ones we feel most valuable to our project are:
Good health and well-being
Partnerships for the Goals
Our aims for the project, with the UN Goals in mind
To help alleviate micronutrient malnutrition through supplementation and a nutritional education, both in Nottingham and Uganda.
To provide education and encouragement regarding the health benefits of consuming vegetables and how to grow them.
To create an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable enterprise.
Where are we at
We have worked with Global Refugee Initiative, alongside Tree Adoption Uganda, creating an environmental kids club. With a created curriculum and work pack which we have sent over, we are teaching Ugandan children about sustainability and its importance.
By providing local schools in Nottingham with our Healthy Future Resource Pack, we wish to be able to mirror the Ugandan curriculum and teach Nottingham students the importance of sustainability and healthy, sustainable eating.
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