Education was an afterthought as the boys’ focus was on their garden, but when Mary’s Meals started feeding in their school, that changed. The charity was a lifeline. As a result of the daily food provided, the twins are now flourishing and planning for their future.
Despite still working long hours, Anthony and Aggrey go to school every day, where they receive a mug of porridge supplied by Mary’s Meals. The food gives them strength to work hard and as a result of attending as much as possible, they are doing well at school.
Anthony said, “Everything is great. My brother and I are really working hard to ensure our dreams are met.
“I am doing very good with my studies. My teachers keep encouraging me to study hard. In our last exams, I attained 349 marks out of 500. I was the best boy in my class. In the next exams I am targeting 400 marks. I am really working hard towards my goal, to score 450 marks in my national examination.”
Aggrey added, “Mary’s Meals school feeding programme remains one of the best initiatives to be introduced at St Mary’s Primary School. It is one of the things that made my brother and I choose to repeat in this school rather than neighbouring schools, plus it has made St Mary’s one of the best performing schools in academics. We can rest assured that our lunch is going to be catered for and this will give us more room to study and more energy to concentrate even better in class.”
“For me I would like to say thank you to Mary’s Meals for remembering children from underprivileged families like us,” said Anthony.
Mary’s Meals has made a difference