Save The Children
Most of you will know that back in February I went to Rwanda with Save the Children to help support their campaign.
With Mother’s Day on the horizon I thought it was time for a big old celebration cake.
When my Save the Children trip was being arranged I was told that in Rwanda they eat grasshoppers as a snack. I went fully prepared to munch on a grasshopper (all in the name of research you understand).
So I’ve been home from Rwanda for a fortnight. In all honesty I came back very angry with the world and more than a little shell shocked. I suppose that’s understandable whilst I sort it all out in my head.
I went to try and help make a difference and I came back wondering whether I’d really achieved that by taking part.
Okay it’s not a pie, it’s a tart…. but I think sweet potato pie sounds better!
A thoroughly different use for Sweet Potato and a tough one to describe, think of the filling as a cross between cheesecake and a custard tart.
Visiting Rwanda and sharing my story with you has been an unbelievable experience. I have told you the key points, the things that have affected me most and the parts that I believed everyone should know.
I have come away, having learnt so much more.
I’ve also seen first hand how Save the Children projects are already helping to turn things around.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from the trip it’s that the people of Rwanda want to change things, they just need to be shown how.
I have held back from sharing this story for a couple of days, I haven’t been ready to tell it until now.
Meet Nsengiyumva he is 3 years old.
When I arrived on the children’s ward at the Butaro District Hospital it was medicine time for Nsengiyumva, he didn’t want to have it, he was refusing to swallow.
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on Wednesday 15th February 2012
Thanks to the help of tireless supporters, 2011 saw Save the Children make breakthroughs that will change the lives of millions of children.
This year the focus is on tackling the hidden crisis of global childhood malnutrition and hunger.
Here’s a way for you all to get involved in the No Child Born to Die push to end the hidden hunger…
Time for The Pink Whisk Challenge…and this one is dedicated to Save the Children and the Hidden Hunger campaign.
Based at the Burare District Health Centre community health workers walk out across the countryside to visit families with children that have been identified by the clinic as malnourished. They provide them with all important supplementation and support. We went with them to meet two ladies whose children both suffer severely in different ways from malnutrition.