ABOUT THE PROJECT:
One of the main problems is that there is acute malnutrition amongst Ugandan children under five and indeed other countries in the region due to chronic shortage of access to proteins for pregnant mothers, through lactation and the formative years of the children. To increase protein intake amongst children, pregnant and lactating mothers, there is a need to precipitate investments inappropriate soybean processing for human consumption. There is also a need for an affirmative action plan, through school feeding programs (provision of porridge with corn/ soya blends in schools and health centres throughout the country.
The students will share experience and knowledge of school feeding programmes in Belgium and the EU as a whole with emphasis on nutritional balance in meals, process-optimization and sustainability strategies. The focus will be on elementary schools, which the students will then visit and re-evaluate during the implementation.
Analyse the malnutrition among Ugandan children in schools.
Evaluate the effect of protein rich food on the nutritional balance.
PREPARATION PHASE: OCTOBER – JULY
IMPLEMENTATION PHASE: 6-8 WEEKS IN JULY AND AUGUST
Where: Kampala, Uganda
Applications Deadline: TBD
About the project partner
This project is a collaboration between the Belgian non-profit OVO and Uganda organisation SSEAL. SSEAL stands for Soya Solutions Eastern Africa Limited and has main focus and areas of expertise in soybean processing for multiple human and animal food, export-oriented grain aggregation, smallholder farmers production capacity development programs and soybean seed production. While OVO’s core activity is supporting projects and finding Belgian entrepreneurs who make knowledge available. This collaboration seems like the perfect fit for AFD.
The project itself will be led by SSEAL, who are very proficient so that the students will work on a project which will have huge impact on the local society.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for 5 highly motivated students with a good knowledge of the English language. Cultural flexibility and respect for other cultures are a must. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with background or special interest in:
Early childhood development and nutrition
Social work and administration
If this sounds like the challenge you need in your life, not only to make the world just a little better but also to gain an incredible amount of experience in the process, do not hesitate to apply.If you are interested in being a project student next academic year, send an e-mail to email@example.com titled ‘Project student 2023-2024′ with your name and you will be contacted when the application window opens.