Help deliver fresh milk from EADD farmers to school children in need.
When is a glass of milk more than just milk? When it can help a child in need!
Heifer International invites you to be part of our new Tanzania School Milk Program through a new point-of-sale campaign that your business can conduct on World School Milk Day on September 27, or any time of year!
School milk feeding programs, like the one we’re building in Tanzania, play a crucial role in developing good nutritional habits for kids. Milk does more than just provide nutrition to schoolchildren, it also helps them focus and get better grades. Plus, the farmers earn money to support their family.
By supporting the School Milk Feeding Program in Tanzania, you are:
Providing milk for children who suffer from a lack of proper nutrition
Empowering students to focus on learning instead of hunger
Creating a reliable market for producers
Increasing farmers’ incomes and reducing poverty
From the Cow to the Classroom
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This handy guide tells you everything you need to know about how to get started fundraising for Heifer, with social media tips, promotion ideas, and more.
Once you've collected gifts from your supporters, it's simple to make the donation online through your campaign page or send it in with this form. You can also give this form to your supporters and have them send it directly to Heifer with their donations.
Milk packs a nutritional punch that many children in Tanzania don’t get elsewhere in their diets. According to the National Dairy Council, the essential nutrients in milk have numerous benefits to our health. The highlights include:
Protein as a source of energy and build healthy muscle
Calcium to build healthy bones and teeth
Vitamin D to help absorb that calcium and maintain bones
Vitamin A for a healthy immune system, vision and skin
The benefits don’t end there. We know that when school milk feeding programs are given the right kind of support, children have improved growth, development and health and increased school performance and school attendance.
We also expect to see benefits to the community, including:
Parents who take over the role of educating others on the benefits of milk
Vibrant dairy value chain due to increased milk consumption
Overall economic growth, thanks to better local markets
Malkia Mfugale, 6, lives with her parents, who run a small shop in Mlangali village. Malkia loves to read, and wants to become a teacher because she enjoys how her teachers help her learn.
Gift B. Makweta, 5, lives with his parents and grandparents at Ibumila village. His parents are farmers mostly engaged in growing maize and beans as their staple food. Gift says he gets two meals per day, and that he prefers milk as compared to other drinks. He loves learning his numbers. In the future he wants to be a doctor.
Help to bridge the gap between the East Africa Dairy Development dairy farmers and the school children who greatly need freshly pasteurized milk to grow healthy and strong.