Category Archives: Food

Henry’s Hike Against Hunger

Henry is a Board Member of Timpir who had both hips replaced six/seven months ago. Henry is looking for your sponsorship as he attempts the return Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Summit trail on 23 July. To support Henry’s Hike Against Hunger please go to www.timpir.org/donate for details and don’t forget to let us know at admin@timpir.org so we can add your donation to the crowd funding campaign!

Right now South Sudan is experiencing a severe food crisis. After a poor season last year, the cost of food has risen astronomically making it extremely difficult for families to keep their children in school.

See Henry’s Hike Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417403011683597/

Henry’s Hike Against Hunger is a sub-project of Timpir’s School Lunch program on Chuffed.org: https://chuffed.org/project/timpirs-school-lunch-program

Timpir has learned that keeping kids in school is the best thing that can possibly be done to ensure that they have a brighter future. By supporting Timpir’s school lunch programme you can be directly responsible for keeping a child in school through the most difficult period of the famine. The food programme will prevent girls being married off to alleviate the famine for their families and enable them to stay in school longer through more educational opportunities. Boys are also at risk of being removed from school to help provide for their families during the famine.

Timpir is running a school lunch programme for students for June, July and August. Its goal is to raise $16,000 to cover the cost of food for all 1300 students at its Mabok and Waramoth schools.

There are very minimal admin costs. Timpir’s local Aussie team generously offer their time for free and mothers in the school communities volunteer to cook the food. Timpir has a dedicated and passionate team both here and in South Sudan who ensure your money goes directly to the schools and lunch program.

A donation of just $100 helps Timpir cover the cost of food for 1 school for a day. But any bit helps! For the price of a cup of coffee you can cover the cost of one student’s lunches for an entire month!! Please tell your friends, colleagues and family about the famine and how they can help!

Change a child’s life today.

Timpir School Lunch Program 2017

Right now South Sudan is experiencing a severe food crisis. After a poor season last year, the cost of food has risen astronomically making it extremely difficult for families to keep their children in school.

Timpir’s School Lunch program on Chuffed.org: https://chuffed.org/project/timpirs-school-lunch-program is aiming to raise $16000 in the next 3 months to support Waramoth and Mabok schools through this period.

Timpir has learned that keeping kids in school is the best thing that can possibly be done to ensure that they have a brighter future. By supporting Timpir’s school lunch programme you can be directly responsible for keeping a child in school through the most difficult period of the famine. The food programme will prevent girls being married off to alleviate the famine for their families and enable them to stay in school longer through more educational opportunities. Boys are also at risk of being removed from school to help provide for their families during the famine.

Timpir is running a school lunch programme for students for June, July and August. Its goal is to raise $16,000 to cover the cost of food for all 1300 students at its Mabok and Waramoth schools.

There are very minimal admin costs. Timpir’s local Aussie team generously offer their time for free and mothers in the school communities volunteer to cook the food. Timpir has a dedicated and passionate team both here and in South Sudan who ensure your money goes directly to the schools and lunch program.

A donation of just $100 helps Timpir cover the cost of food for 1 school for a day. But any bit helps! For the price of a cup of coffee you can cover the cost of one student’s lunches for an entire month!! Please tell your friends, colleagues and family about the famine and how they can help!

Please go to www.timpir.org/donate for details and don’t forget to let us know at admin@timpir.org so we can add your donation to the crowd funding campaign!

Change a child’s life today.

Mabok School lunch program

Over the past 3 months Timpir has been supporting Waramoth and Mabok Primary Schools to implement lunch programs for over 800 11798394_873379846082191_247958846_n (1)students. These programs have been very successful and have seen increases in student numbers at the schools during this period. Providing lunches for the students has many benefits. For many students, this may be the only meal they eat in a day. For parents, knowing their school-attending children have eaten a solid 11801930_873379839415525_1064918815_nmeal enables them to divide their meager food resources among other family members. When students have eaten a meal at school,
this enables them to better concentrate and learn in class. This results in the strong performance as  seen by students at Waramoth in their recent mock exams. These photos are of the students at Mabok Primary enjoying their lunch meal of sorghum with a little stew.
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Food Program Progress

Today we sent approximately AU$1500 to South Sudan to feed almost 450 students at Waramoth Primary lunch each day for the month of July. These meals are lifesaving for students and their families. Many families in South Sudan are currently in a very tenuous situation, with some choosing to flee to Khartoum in the north with the hope that they will find food there. Timpir is in a position to work with communities to reduce the disastrous effects of famine, but we desperately need the support of donors. Please consider donating to help us run this important program.

Thanks so much to all those who have donated to Timpir’s school lunch program so far. We have raised enough to run the program for one month in the two schools, it would be great if we could raise enough for another two months. This would see the children through to when crops and food becomes more available in September. Please go to the donation page for details on donating and know that every cent of your donation is spent on the ground in South Sudan.

Waramoth Primary School lunch program

Today we sent approximately AU$1500 to South Sudan to feed almost 450 students at Waramoth Primary lunch each day for the month of July. These meals are lifesaving for students and their families. Many families in South Sudan are currently in a very tenuous situation, with some choosing to flee to Khartoum in the north with the hope that they will find food there. Timpir is in a position to work with communities to reduce the disastrous effects of famine, but we desperately need the support of donors. Please consider donating to help us run this important program. Go to /contact-us/donate/ for information on donating.

Donkey and Plough Microloans

One of the major things that struck us on the 2012 visit to South Sudan was the starved look of many people in the villages. In 2011, following the successful independence of South Sudan, many people returned to the villages from north Sudan where they had lived for decades. On their return they had to clear trees, build houses and farm land that they had not farmed for twenty or more years. On top of this in 2011 there were bad rains across the region which resulted in poor harvests. So while harvest only took place in November and usually by February people still have ample food supplies and are looking relatively healthy, this year people are already hungry and there is a clear sense that things will only get worse as the year draws on until the next harvest in November 2012. The number of people who are facing starvation is staggering and this is a famine that most of the world is unaware of.

Donkey and Plough
Donkey and Plough

Timpir is only a small development organisation that is not equipped to take on the sort of relief that will be necessary to stave off the famine. However, with our development caps on and through conversation and partnership with local community members a scheme was devised to try to reduce the labour intensiveness of cultivation and increase the outputs for a number of local families. It was decided that Timpir would provide the finance for the community to purchase 10 donkeys and ploughs (approximately $400 per set). We purchased 5 ploughs and 1 donkey while in Wäramoth and the balance of the money was left with the school committee to purchase the remaining 5 ploughs and 9 donkeys. These donkeys and ploughs will be given to families in need as determined by the school committee in each of the 10 ‘suburbs’ which surround Wäramoth. They will be given on a micro-loan basis where the $400 will be repaid to Timpir through selling a small portion of each year’s harvest over the next 3-4 years. Timpir will then be able to use this money to continue supporting additional families. It is also envisaged that some other more wealthy families in the area will see this farming technique and purchase their own donkeys and ploughs to assist with their farming.