Aga Khan Junior Academy students use International Math Day project to collect and deliver food to the less fortunate

28 May 2011

On International Mathematics Day all three hundred students of the Aga Khan Junior Academy, Nairobi brought food donations lead by Grade 6A students for families suffering from the drought.

On International Mathematics Day all three hundred students of the Aga Khan Junior Academy, Nairobi brought food donations lead by Grade 6A students for families suffering from the drought. The students began this process with a plan; they knew that El Niña would strike in Athi river so they decided to act as quickly as possible, it took quite a while to get it all started off.

Students decided to help those in need to receive food and agreed to send a letter to every class saying that the food drive was to be held on International Mathematics Day which was on the 1st of march 2011.

When food was finally collected, students packaged it in boxes. Various food items were donated, such as, sugar, flour, milk, green grams, rice, canned food, oil, Wimbi cereal, tea powder, milk powder, and pasta. The total amount of food was 198,090 grams. The total amount of liquids was 27, 000 millilitres.

One of the school staff, Benson knew of a place where the food could be sent-Kenanie. The trip to Kenanie was interesting and the students noticed how dry the local river was.

Once the food was donated, the people of the town blessed the students for helping them.

The trip was a once in a lifetime experience.