NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 19 – In Balozi Academy located deep in the slums of Kawangware, the pupils have every reason to smile. 

These children always look forward to coming to school every morning as they are assured of a cup of porridge. We meet Francis Amonde, the 27-year-old man behind those smiles and the founder of Cup of Uji Initiative, a programme he started back in 2011 while he was still in university. Amonde supplies flour for the preparation of porridge in various schools across the country, his target being schools located in low-income areas where most children go to school on empty stomachs.

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