The founder, Margaret Dempsey spent three weeks in July 2011 volunteer teaching at Ndiini School. She was horrified to discover that the students receive no food from about 7.30am when the school day begins until about 4pm.
On her return to Ireland at the end of July, Margaret set up Ndiini School Food Programme as a registered charity in Ireland. It provides primary school children of Ndiini School from class four to class eight inclusive with a basic lunch of rice and beans during the school term. For some, it’s the only meal they will get all day. The programme has now been going for almost four years. Due in part to the programme, student attendance now stands at almost a hundred percent.