This morning we were told that the menu had changed so the kitchens could use up what they had left. I am not sure what the menu should have been.
I think it's a good idea not to waste food so I didn't mind having croquettes 2 days in a row. We also had two desserts! I can't remember having a Viennese (14s!) Biscuit before and they are nice and soft and they melt in your mouth. I decided not to dunk it in my yoghurt.
Courses- main/two desserts
Health Rating- 2/10
Pieces of hair- 0
We have raised over £108,000 for Mary's Meals and to celebrate I had a Porridge Party! I cooked some Likuni Phala. I measured out the mixture and added the water. I kept stirring it as it cooked and it didn't stick. Mary's Meals told me,
'Porridge provides a delicious breakfast for people all over the UK, but for over 549,000 schoolchildren in Malawi it is a powerful incentive to go to school and, for many, the only nutritious meal they will have that day.
At schools in Malawi where Mary’s Meals is working, every child is given a daily serving of likuni phala – which is a nutritious, vitamin-enriched maize porridge served in plastic mugs.
The porridge meets the children’s immediate needs by filling their empty bellies, but also attracts them to the classroom where they can get an education which can lift them out of poverty in later life.
Each child is responsible for looking after their own mug, and holding on to it ensures they get a fair portion every school day. Some carry them around their necks on a piece of string to make sure they don’t miss out.'
I really enjoyed the porridge. It's different to Scottish porridge and it's sweet and filling. Here I am tasting it! Remember it only costs 6p a day to feed a child with Mary's Meals. 6p.
I can't believe I am going to Malawi later in the year to help finish the 'Friends of NeverSeconds' kitchen sign and meet the children receiving Mary's Meals. I want to blog everyday when I am there but dad isn't sure how we'll manage it! Meanwhile NeverSeconds will be on its travels. More on that tomorrow.
So here's me and my dad saying thanks to you all!
I want the last word to go to Jailosi who is 10 years old and from Blantyre in Malawi. He says,
“Likuni phala gives us energy to learn and walk back home after school. We also have the heart to come back to school the next day because we know we will have porridge. I tell everyone how Mary’s Meals helps the weak to become strong.”