CA5 – Oseal
Nagoya Nakamura Lions Club of Japan, along with their sister clubs – Matsumoto Chuo Lions Club and Taipei Mingde Lions Club have completed a wonderful activity with the LCIF Hunger Grant this year. This was a commemorative project of their 50th Charter Anniversary,
Takshinsksa School is located in a rural part of Thailand, and about 1/3 of students are not getting enough nutritious meals due to poverty and luck of food. The school’s lunch room was old and needed update, and the meals were solely relying on food supplies from local volunteers, Nagoya Nakamura Lions Club would like to give not just one time gift, but sustainable solution for this situation.
With the LCIF Hunger Grant awarded to the project, the Lions of Nagoya Nakamura LC supported the construction cost which includes a demolition, manpower, and stainless-steel
materials for a 24.59m by 4.47m space. The Lions also purchased kitchen equipment, including
a refrigerator, freezer, a fryer, and 2 rice cookers. Additionally, the Lions supplied the lunch center with food trays and various dishes.
The project did not stop there. They also planted 100 banana tries, established a hatchery of fishes and crams, and set up a vegetable garden. Through nurturing the garden and the hatchery, the school children can learn, enjoy, and produce their own food.
Club members, school officials, local community and children were all so excited with this innovation and sustainable school lunch environment which can be a model for other schools.
350 children will directly benefit from this project but this project will have even greater impact to the community. Members of the club were so rewarded with the positive comments and appreciations from the school and the community, and most importantly, with the big smiles on the face of children of the school.