Children at the Ng’ope School receiving their daily porridge feed, locally known as Uji. These kids always look forward to receiving a mug of this Uji drink which to some will be their only meal during the day until they go back home in the evening after school.
The Uji porridge is made from flour consisting:
1 part finger millet.
2 parts sorghum or barley
5 parts dried cassava.
The mixture is carefully measured using two Kg tins to come up with a mixture of 8 such tins in the said ratio. This is then ground into a brown flour. The flour is cooked in boiling water, carefully stirred with a wooden ladle until it cooks into a rich brown nice looking and delicious porridge with a raw honey consistency. The finger millet in the Uji porridge is listed as one of the world’s most nutritious foods by the World Food Program (WFP). It is a rich source of Calcium, Iron, Protein, Fiber and other minerals. It is considered one of the world’s most nutritious cereals and has the following benefits:
Keeps away asthma.
Good for losing weight
Promotes bone health
Good for diabetes
For lowering blood Cholesterol
For Anaemia as it a very good source of natural Iron
For Relaxation, its consumption helps in relaxing body naturally.
Is rich in Amino Acids which are vital in normal functioning of body and are essential for repairing body tissues.
If consumed regularly, it could help in keeping malnutrition, degenerative diseases and premature aging at bay.
Is an extremely nutritious cereal and is very beneficial for maintaining a good health.
Please contact us if you want more details on how you can partner with us to sponsor and support this amazing feeding program which is also drawing kids like a magnet to attend school.