Because of chronic food shortages in the area, schoolchildren were not going to school because there was no food to sustain them. With the program offered by Chikondi Malawi, these children now go to school with a full belly, knowing they will also get a hot lunch after school.
The elementary school, located just a 5-10 minute walk from the feeding center, has an enrollment of 1,200 students with 60 students to each class. Education is free in Malawi, but the schools are few and far between. This center, built in 2005 on land given by the government, allows both the feeding and educating the children in the area.