Big Blue Mug campaign – feed a child for a year
Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the poorest parts of the world where hunger and poverty stop children from gaining an education.
By providing a daily meal in a place of education, children are attracted to the classroom where they can get a basic education that can be their ladder out of poverty.
In Malawi, where the charity is celebrating a decade of feeding children, 20 per cent of the primary school population receive Mary’s Meals. Each child is given a daily serving of likuni phala – a vitamin enriched maize porridge served in plastic mugs.
Each child is responsible for their own mug, ensuring they get a fair portion every school day. Some carry them around their neck on a piece of string to make sure they don’t miss out.
Now supporters of Mary’s Meals can have their own big blue mug. The plastic mugs are being offered as an alternative gift for a minimum donation of £7 each, which is how much it costs Mary’s Meals to feed a child for a whole school year in Malawi.
If you are planning to give Easter eggs, why not use the mug as an "egg cup" to remind us of our own good fortune?
As well as being able to drink from it, the mugs also have lids that allow them to be used as collecting cans.
Over 600,000 children currently receive Mary’s Meals every day in 16 different countries, including Malawi, Kenya, Liberia and Haiti.
The Big Blue Mugs are available for distribution in the UK. To find out more, please go to Mary's Meals.