One Egg is an organization which works in Rwanda to provide schools, orphanages, hospitals, and daycare centers with eggs to supplement the nutrition of children. One egg a day gives children who are under the age of 6 with necessary protein and vitamins to overcome malnutrition. The Anglican Church in the Shyira Diocese is a field partner of One Egg and has established over 200 childcare centers to prepare children for primary school education.
Our Lenten Offering for 2013 went to support childhood health in Rwanda through donating eggs to two child care centers, the Gafumba Pre-Primary Center and the Kanyamiheto Pre-Primary Center. The centers serve 160 toddlers and our gifts help provide eggs for each child for the year. As more children join the centers, we look forward to growing our commitment to these centers.
Gafumba Pre-Primary Center started in 2012 and serves 100 children. It doesn’t have classrooms, and the church building is being used as a venue for learning and the outside environment. These children are cared for by two teachers: one is a man in his eighties with a passion for teaching children. Children are experiencing holistic development (social, spiritual, physical, and intellectual). Kids are safe at school when their parents are at work, and parents are now more productive than before. The One Egg program at Gafumba pre-school is making a significant impact in the physical growth of children. The old man who works as a teacher says he will teach at the school until he can’t walk anymore. Kids tell him they don’t want to leave and go to the bigger school because they will never get any eggs. He says they also don’t want to leave this school because they love it.