Noble Foods have been proudly working with the charity Fisherman’s Rest in Malawi since 2012 to provide food, education and to inspire a new generation of Malawian children to forge their own paths and generate a much needed income.
Through Noble’s Food for School Program we now feed breakfast to over 1,700 children everyday throughout five schools across the region. This for most still remains their only meal of the day; however we have found that the nutritional content in the porridge has improved their health, well-being and therefore ability to learn.
We have developed two rural schools over the last few years and have been fundraising £140,000 to build the first and only secondary school in Chimbavi. As a business we are delighted to advise that we have raised £150,074. This would not have been possible without the hard work and generosity our staff, suppliers, industry contacts and local communities who have organised and funded Silent charity actions, Christmas raffles, Car washes, Dinners, Birthday and Anniversary donations, Bake sales and Challenging treks including the Yorkshire Three peaks, The National Three peaks and 100k Jurassic walk in under 24 hours.
Steve Horton our former Marketing Director introduced the Noble Foods ‘Malawi Saving Lives’ in 2012 before he sadly lost his battle to cancer in 2017. We have been working with them ever since in his memory to achieve his vision. The “Steve Horton School of Excellence” is due to be completed by the end of 2019 and will provide a resource for higher education in a significantly challenged region of Malawi.
As part of the new hen husbandry educational programme, Noble Foods provided pullets to our schools and local communities to give the children hands-on-experience on rearing, cleanliness, feeding and medical guidance. We feel it vital that the community and children are given opportunities to create a sustainable enterprise for feed and income for generations to come.
Our schools have been fully equipped with an ever growing library of books which are utilised every day, kitchens and an IT suite for seniors. None of the above would have been achievable nor sustainable without the assistance of some of our benefactors, Noble Foods staff and their families, Steve Horton’s family and friends, Huhtamaki, MOBA, Hartmann, Linde and many more.
We continue to work with Fisherman’s rest to ensure our schools educational and feeding programmes develop and are enthused to take on another large project in the future. If you would like to get involved with our ongoing project work please contact us via email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noble Foods are proud to continue to support the work of Fisherman’s Rest, thereby continuing the legacy of creating new opportunities for the children and communities of Malawi.