A HUMANITARIAN PROJECT
Since May 2014, NWB and its partner the IESTP-DL have been planning a project to build a community kitchen. This project responds to the pressing need of students living in residence at the IESTP-DL who are unable to afford adequate food. Indeed, the hundred or so students attending the IESTP-DL in vocational training come from remote villages in the Amazon and come from families with very low income. Despite their great motivation to continue their studies, food insecurity threatens their success: an empty stomach and being hungry, gastralgia, caloric and protein malnutrition, immunosuppression, infectious diseases, fatigue, reduced attention, failure and dropping out of school. To ensure food security, this project involves building a community cafeteria-style kitchen to provide students with affordable meals. At the request of NWB, the partner planned the progress of the project, the budget and has built the building. Thanks to the grant, NWB and IESTP-DL will be able to complete the project by enlarging the newly constructed building, constructing an artesian well, purchasing kitchen equipment and furniture as well as constructing four showers.