Project Yesu Founder Mallory Fundora Announces New Breakfast Program for Students in Uganda on Core of Education

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Founder of Project Yesu is starting breakfast program to help kids fare better in school.

Project Yesu's founder Mallory Fundora in the Acholi Quarter

Mallory Fundora in the Acholi Quarter

It's a proven fact that kids do better in school when they have a full stomach.

Mallory Fundora, the 13-year-old founder of Project Yesu, told Dr. Rod Berger of the Core of Education about a new program the foundation is launching to feed 50 - 100 kids breakfast before school in the Acholi Quarter in Uganda. It is a major problem in this area of Uganda, and the Tennessee middle school student is raising funds to help solve it.

"It's a proven fact that kids do better in school when they have a full stomach," Mallory says. "A lot of people in Uganda can't afford to feed their kids breakfast. I wanted to start a program for it."

This new program is an addition to Project Yesu's Musima Sponsorship Program. That program has 112 kids, twelve of whom have been sponsored. The money raised in this program ($25 a month per child) is used to put the child in school, which is not free in Uganda. Mallory plans to visit Uganda again in the summer of 2014. For more information on the Musima Sponsorship Program, or to sponsor a child, click here.

About Core of Education

The Core of Education is an op-ed blog and podcast interview series hosted by Rod Berger, PsyD, and underwritten by RANDA Solutions. The Core focuses on vital issues to educators and policy-makers, as Dr. Berger interviews key education thought-leaders from across the nation and around the world. Core podcasts work to provide a platform for open, honest discussion and debate on education challenges and triumphs. Berger, interviews international policy makers, ed entrepreneurs, state commissioners, district admins, and teachers and strives to insure everyone involved has a platform to learn, and that’s what’s at the "core of education."

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