International Fund for Africa
Issue: LXII              
April, 2015
International Fund for Africa Newsletter
In This Issue:
Project Matrix Contributes Funds for School Bakery
IFA Achievements Highlighted at Global Food Sustainability Conference
Arabella Stewart Donates Pencil Cases to SHN Program
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Project Matrix Contributes Funds for School Bakery

IFA is very pleased to announce that Project Matrix, a sub-group of the Diplomatic Spouses Group Ethiopia (DSGE), has approved IFA's proposal and made a generous contribution to the School Health and Nutrition Program. This award marks another significant step in making the program, which currently provides for over 100 children, sustainable and efficient. The funds will go directly to the purchase of key items necessary for our bakery, including an oven, dough mixer, and bakery rack. The bakery will ensure that children who arrive to school hungry for years to come will get the necessary nutrition they need to live happier, healthier lives and gain the benefits of an education they have been deprived of due to malnutrition and hunger.


IFA Achievements Highlighted at Global Food Sustainability Conference

On March 29, 2015, A Well-Fed World hosted its first Global Food Sustainability Conference in Brighton, England. The conference, which focused on providing solutions to the problem of unsustainable food sources across the globe, featured IFA's work in Ethiopia as one model of how to provide long-lasting solutions rather than temporary remedies to those who are suffering. IFA President Anteneh Roba delivered two talks on our organization—one more generally on the past and present achievements of IFA, and the other on our School Health and Nutrition Program, in conjunction with fellow presenter Dawn Moncrief.


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Arabella Stewart Donates Pencil Cases to SHN Program

Pencil cases and supplies donated to students in Addis Ababa

Recently, Arabella Stewart, founder of Project Pencil Case (PPC) was so impressed by what she had read and witnessed of IFA's School Health and Nutrition (SHN) Program that she offered to give a pencil case to each of the 164 students in the program. PPC was set up in 2009 and came about as a result of Arabella witnessing firsthand the widespread and desperate need for Ethiopian students to have and to own the most basic of materials for their education. Her vision has resulted in PPC making a noticeable difference for many students at schools in Addis Ababa and Tigray. Her aim is to help underprivileged Ethiopian students by equipping them with necessary school supplies and other material needs.


Arabella joined the IFA team and presented the pencil cases to the students, who were thrilled with the cases and contents. IFA would like to thank Arabella and PPC for this very generous donation to the students in our SHN Program.